what is the function of liver in human body?
It has a wide range of functions, including detoxification, protein synthesis, and production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. The liver is necessary for survival; there is currently no way to compensate for the absence of liver function in the long term, although new liver dialysis techniques can be used in the short term.
- Detoxifies the blood to rid it of harmful substances such as alcohol and drugs
- Stores some vitamins and iron
- Stores the simple sugar glucose
- Converts stored sugar to usable sugar when the bodys sugar (glucose) levels fall below normal.
- Breaks down hemoglobin as well as insulin and other hormones
- Converts ammonia to urea, which is vital in metabolism
- Destroys old red blood cells