Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 24 - Nutrition, Metabolism, and Body Temperature Regulation - Review Questions - Page 952: 8



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Liver is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids . In carbohydrate metabolism, it is involved in gluconeogenesis, glycogenesis and glycogenolysis. In protein metabolism, it is responsible for amino acid synthesis. It also forms clotting factors, urea and thrombopoietin. In lipid metabolism, it is involved in cholesterol and triglycerides synthesis. It also plays a role in the process of lipogenesis. Liver also stores vitamins (A, D, B12) and iron. It also plays an important role in alcohol and drug metabolism.
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