How to Hear Your Liver [Show Notes]

How to Hear Your Liver – Episode 11

Your liver is shaped like a lumpy triangle.  

The liver is part of the digestive system, so having it close to the organs that carry your food means that blood doesn’t have to travel very far to get things to and from your liver.

During a physical exam, your doctor finds the location and size of your liver by percussing (aka tapping on it – just like a percussion instrument).

Ignore the big words – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0G7353qfYw

Hepatocytes (liver cells) build together in Lobules.  Lobules build together in Lobes.

I drew this just for the viewers!

Lobule sketch

6 Functions of your liver: 

  1. Digestion
  2. Metabolism
  3. Storage
  4. Detoxification
  5. Production
  6. Immunity

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