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What are the functions of liver?

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Function of liver can be broadly categorized into two types, viz. synthesis and breakdown.

Synthesis: 

• A large part of amino acid synthesis happens in liver. 

• Liver has many roles in carbohydrate metabolism and lipid metabolism. 

• Main part of protein metabolism, synthesis and degradation takes place in liver. 

• Liver produces coagulation factors I (fibrinogen), II (prothrombin), V, VII, IX, X and XI. It also produces protein C, protein S and antithrombin. 

• Liver is the main site of RBC production during the first trimester of foetus. 

• Liver produces bile. 

Breakdown 

• Breakdown of insulin and other hormones, haemogloin, some toxic substances and conversion of ammonia into urea takes place in liver. 

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