Liver

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Liver

(Science: anatomy) a solid organ located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. The liver plays a major role in metabolism, digestion, detoxification and elimination of substances from the body. Large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes.Liver of an animal used as meat.One of the most important organisms of the mammalian body, it is chiefly responsible for the control of glucose concentration in the bloodstream.

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