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跳去: 定向搵嘢

又叫肝臟,係一種內,多數係有脊骨嘅動物先有,係極之重要。肝有極多用處,最明顯係解毒、造蛋白質、造消化用嘅物質。無咗肝呢係會死,家下都無嘢可替肝嘅功用。

肝響新陳代謝有好重角色,重識儲肝醣、分解紅血球、造血清蛋白、造激素、重有解毒。肝係人至大嘅,響肚入便,橫膈膜以下。佢識整帶醶性膽汁,可以令脂肪同水撈埋同打散,幫助消化。佢又會搞同控制大量好多唔同類嘅生化反應,用到肝嘅特別組織[1]

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肝喺西洋醫學來講,中意用hepato-或者hepatic來表示。呢個查實來自希臘文hēpar (ήπαρ),係肝嘅意思。[2]

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  1. Maton, Anthea; Jean Hopkins, Charles William McLaughlin, Susan Johnson, Maryanna Quon Warner, David LaHart, Jill D. Wright. Human Biology and Health. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA: Prentice Hall. 1993. ISBN 0-13-981176-1. OCLC 32308337. 
  2. The Greek word "ήπαρ" was derived from hēpaomai (ηπάομαι): to mend, to repair, hence hēpar actually means "repairable", indicating that this organ can regenerate itself spontaneously in the case of lesion.