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General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners Part 5: Liver disease

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark Greenwood, Dr John Meechan


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The liver has a number of important functions. It metabolises drugs and endogenous substances and contributes to their excretion by the body. Plasma proteins are synthesised in the liver which also acts as a storage organ for glycogen and vitamin B12. The liver is also important in the production of clotting factors for normal haemostatic function.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Greenwood M, Meechan JG

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2003

Volume: 195

Issue: 2

Pages: 71-73

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4810330

PubMed id: 12881742