Hepatic (Liver)

Hepatic System The hepatic system includes the liver and biliary tract . The liver maintains stable conditions throughout the body. It plays an important role in digesting food (through the secretion of bile), in synthesizing proteins (albumin, carrier proteins, coagulation factors, and many hormonal and growth factors), and in detoxifying harmful substances.

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Page last reviewed: March 03, 2011