liver liver  /ˈlɪ vər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) liver of an animal used as meat
  3. (n) a person who has a special life style
  4. (n) someone who lives in a place
  5. (adj) having a reddish-brown color

Usage(s):

  1. As some of you know about 5 months ago I had a liver transplant, so I now have the liver of a mid-20's person who died in a car crash.
  2. Doctors and health officials in Asia now believe the newer compound, called N-nitroso fenfluramine, can cause liver failure.
  3. During the early stages of these liver changes, however, there is hope.

News

  1. Zack Ellis participates in Liver Life Challenge Mount Shasta Climb

    Brighton resident Zack Ellis recently participated in the American Liver Foundation's annual Liver Life Challenge Mount Shasta Climb June 8 and 9 in California.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Brighton-Pittsford Post

  2. Four-year-old receives miraculous liver transplant

    Given 24 hours to live following sudden liver failure, four-year-old Braydon Smith receives a miraculous liver transplant at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital within hours.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 13 Memphis

  3. Babies May Benefit From Liver Transplant Advances

    Title: Babies May Benefit From Liver Transplant Advances Category: Health News Created: 6/13/2013 4:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 15, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

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Quotes

  1. "As some of you know, about five months ago I had a liver transplant," Jobs said. "I now have the liver of a mid-20s person who died in a car crash and was generous enough to donate their organs, and I wouldn't be here without such...
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source: ABC News

  2. "She got a liver transplant on Dec. 28 at UCLA," Newhart says with a smile, his voice filling with emotion. "She is doing incredibly. That puts everything in perspective."
    on Feb 18, 2010 By: Bob Newhart Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "Plummeting prices and aggressive promotion have led to a surge in consumption, causing and adding to health problems ranging from liver and heart diseases to diabetes, obesity, dementia and cancers. We have...
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: BBC News

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