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  • 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
  • n  liver of an animal used as meat
  • n  a person who has a special life style
    a high liver
  • n  someone who lives in a place
    a liver in cities
  • s  having a reddish-brown color

  • 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.
  • Doctors and health officials in Asia now believe the newer compound, called N-nitroso fenfluramine, can cause liver failure.
  • During the early stages of these liver changes, however, there is hope.
News & Articles


  • Nicola Sturgeon in BBC News
    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...
  • Steve Jobs in ABC News
    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...
  • Bob Newhart in Los Angeles Times
    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."

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