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Descriptor English: Liver
Descriptor Spanish: Hígado
Descriptor Portuguese: Fígado
Descriptor French: Foie
Entry term(s): Livers
Tree number(s): A03.620
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008099
Scope note: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
Annotation: / blood supply: consider also LIVER CIRCULATION; / cytol: consider also HEPATOCYTES & KUPFFER CELLS; / surg: consider also HEPATECTOMY & LIVER TRANSPLANTATION; inflammation = HEPATITIS & its specifics; specialty is HEPATOLOGY see GASTROENTEROLOGY; do not confuse "hepatic" with "intrahepatic": "intrahepatic" may refer to BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC & its diseases
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Combination: transplantation:Liver Transplantation
Public MeSH Note: /cytology was LIVER CYTOLOGY 1964-65; /enzymology was LIVER ENZYMOLOGY 1964-65; /physiology was LIVER FUNCTION 1964-65
History Note: /cytology was LIVER CYTOLOGY 1964-65; /enzymology was LIVER ENZYMOLOGY 1964-65; /physiology was LIVER FUNCTION 1964-65
Consider Also: consider also terms at HEPAT-
Related: Hepatectomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 8272
Unique ID: D008099
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/16
Liver - Preferred
Concept UI M0012632
Scope note A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
Preferred term Liver
Entry term(s) Livers



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