Biological Basis to Child Health 9: The Liver
Archer, S and Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 9: The Liver. Nursing children and young people.
|Authors||Archer, S and Davies, K.|
This article follows on from the previous article which focused on the gastrointestinal system. The liver is the largest solid organ in the body, and sits under the ribs on the right side of the body, and has over 500 functions, including playing a role in digestion, combating infections, breaking down food and turning it into energy, and neutralising and destroying drugs and toxins. This article will enable the reader to have a richer understanding of the development and anatomy and physiology of the liver, and relate it to childhood liver disease.
|Keywords||Liver; transplant; hepatic; bile; glucose|
|Journal||Nursing children and young people|
|Publisher||RCN Publishing (RCNi)|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||10 Jun 2020|
|Deposited||10 Sep 2020|
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