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Which of the following is not a function of the liver?

Which of the following is not a function of the liver?

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Metabolism of bilirubin; Deamination of amino acids; Storage of iron; Storage of copper; Storage of calcium

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Asked by Isaiah, Last updated: Dec 03, 2020

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L. Cooper

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L. Cooper, Data Analyst, MCA, Newcastle

Answered Oct 26, 2020

The liver is one of the important, major, and the largest inner organ. The liver regulates most chemical levels in the blood and excretes a product called bile. The storage of calcium is not a function of the liver. Calcium is stored in the bone.

Other options are correct; this includes the storage of iron, copper, and others. The major functions of the liver include Enzyme activation, metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, bile production and excretion, excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs, storage of glycogen, vitamins and minerals, synthesis of plasma proteins such as albumin, and clotting factors, bold detoxification and purification. The liver is separated into a left and right lobe, which is separated by the falciform ligament.

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I. Klose

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I. Klose, Accountant, Franklin

Answered Sep 27, 2020

It should be remembered that the liver is one of the most important organs of the body. This is in charge of so many functions but storing calcium is not one of them. In fact, you would normally store calcium in the bones.

The liver will be able to do so many things, though. It will help remove the various toxins that you may find in the food that you consume. Just remember that too many toxins will also cause some liver diseases or even liver failure.

The liver will also have the ability to store different nutrients in the body to ensure that the different organs of the body will also have enough to last throughout the day.

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Denton Perez

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Denton Perez, Professor, High School, Utah

Answered Sep 23, 2020

Storage of calcium is not a part of the liver’s functions. Calcium is stored in the bones. The liver does, however, have many different useful functions. It regulates the storage and concentration of nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, making proteins clotting elements, and generating bile, a digestive compound.

The liver also controls the disposal of waste products and processes. Bile assists the small intestine with the breaking down and absorbing of fats, cholesterol, and specific vitamins.

It also absorbs and metabolizes bilirubin. Bilirubin is created through the breakdown of hemoglobin. The iron which is released from the hemoglobin is stored in the liver. Overall, the liver defuses and destroys toxins.

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B. Lucian

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B. Lucian, Literature Professor, Diploma in Classic Literature, Denver, Colorado

Answered Sep 18, 2020

The liver is one of the most important organs of the body. In fact, this is one of the largest organs, and it has a lot of functions. Out of all the given choices, liver will not have the ability to store calcium because this type of mineral is usually found in the bones.

All of the other functions of the liver that are given as examples are actually the liver’s main functions. When the liver is not working properly, there are so many other parts of the body that may also get affected.

For example, there are some people who may experience some difficulty breathing because of some liver problems.

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L. Brett

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Answered Jan 02, 2019

The liver is the largest organ of the human body and it has many - very many - important functions. The most important has to do with the digestive system, but this is by no means all. It clears the body of infections including bacteria.

It neutralizes and destroys toxins. It is the body's means of storing important nutrients, minerals such as iron. However, one of the functions of the liver is NOT to store calcium. Calcium is stored in the bones.

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 08, 2016

Storage of calcium. The liver performs many, many functions. estimates range at over 500 different functions for the liver. Bilirubin is metabolized in the liver. the conversion of amino acids to carbohydrates through the process of deamination occurs in the liver. Iron is stored in the liver as ferritin. Copper is stored in the liver. The storage site for calcium is in the bones. Histology hint from sarah bellham: if ever asked where a process occurs, and you absolutely have no idea, make an educated guess of the liver.

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