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22 Cards in this Set

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The liver originates from which portion of the primitive gut?
What's located in a lobule of the liver?
Hepatocytes, Kupffer Cells, Blood Sinuses
Hemopoiesis is responsible for ________ of the liver
the large size
The surface of the liver that rests on the abdominal organs
The surface of the base of the liver pyramid
Right lateral
The boundries of the bare area
Falciform, coronary, triangular ligaments
The medial portion of the left lobe of the liver is also referred to as the ____
Quadrate Lobe
What does the liver metabolize?
Fats, carbs, proteins
How many true lobes is the liver composed of?
What two structures seperate the left hepatic lobe from the caudate?
Left hepatic vein and fissure for the ligamentum venosum
What percent of total blood flow to the liver does the portal system supply?
The left portal vein communicates with the _______ in pt w/ severe portal hypertension
umbilical vein
What veins supply the caudate love with blood?
Right and left portal veins
The common bile duct and hepatic artery course ________ the portal vein within the liver
The main lobar fissure represents:
a boundary between the right and left lobes
The left portal vein takes a C-shaped superior course in the liver, proximal to the
falciform ligament
In human ebryonic circulation, which vessel is responsible for returning blood from the yolk to the heart?
Vitelline Veins
Which vessel develops as a large shunt allowing some blood to bypass the liver and flow directly from the placenta to the fetal heart?
Ductus Venosus
Biliary Epithelial Cells
cells creating biliary ducts
Together w/ Kupffer cells they create the liver parenchyma
Kupffer Cells
Macrophage cells in the liver that recognize and ingest foreign
What are sinusoids
Capillaries that connect hepatic arterioles, hepatic venules, and terminal hepatic venules