A specific background paper on the functions of the liver. The article is an extensive resource on the liver and vascular functions, including formation of lymph and the hepatic phagocytic system. Metabolic achievements in control of synthesis and utilization of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Secretory and excretory functions, particularly with respect to the synthesis of secretion of bile. It may have outdated elements as it was written in 2001, but as it is fairly basic the material is unlikly to have changed significantly. Navigation is logical.
Type of Material:
A research paper with links to additional resources.
Research and Basic Understanding of the Liver and its functions. A supplemental or primary textbook in courses dealing with the physiology and anatomy of the human digestive system.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
To understand the liver and the vascular functions, including formation of lymph and the hepatic phagocytic system. Metabolic achievements in control of synthesis and utilization of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Secretory and excretory functions, particularly with respect to the synthesis of secretion of bile.
Target Student Population:
For medical and nursing students. Probably useful for anyone in a undergraduate course that includes the physiology and anatomy of the human digestive dystem.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Excellent sequence in understanding liver functions.
May need to be updated.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Excellent foundation material for understanding liver functions. Well written and comprehensive.
There are probably many similar documents available. This particular hypertext document does not seem to hold any advantage over a paper text except for being on-line and free.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to understand liver functions. Easy to use. Navigation is logical.
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