Chapter 1. Anatomy and Physiology

  1. Suzanne Sargent MSc, PGC (TLHE), BSc (Hons), RGN Lecturer Practitioner
  1. Chris Hill RN, BSc (Hons) Lecturer

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch1

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

How to Cite

Hill, C. (2009) Anatomy and Physiology, in Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals (ed S. Sargent), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Practitioner Intensive Care, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163064

Online ISBN: 9781444322682

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • hepatic stellate cells (HSCs);
  • low-density extracellular matrix (ECM);
  • Oxidation of fatty acids to supply energy;
  • Synthesis of cholesterol, phospholipids and lipoproteins;
  • Synthesis of fats from proteins and carbohydrates;
  • central nervous system (CNS);
  • Processing of drugs and other xenobiotics;
  • Liver cirrhosis/fibrosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The liver

  • Hepatic microstructure

  • Carbohydrate metabolism

  • Fat metabolism

  • Protein metabolism

  • Clotting factors

  • Storage of vitamins/iron

  • Blood cleansing

  • Processing of drugs and other xenobiotics

  • Excocrine function

  • Bilirubin

  • Liver cirrhosis/fibrosis

  • Chapter summary