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There are a variety of liver procedures and blood tests. Information on liver biopsy, liver blood tests, liver resection, proton beam therapy of the liver, and more are included in this information.

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    • Liver (Anatomy and Function) The liver is the largest gland and organ in the body. There are a variety of liver diseases caused by liver inflammation,...learn more »
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      Liver (Anatomy and Function) Article
      • What is the liver? Is it a gland or an organ?
      • What is the functional purpose of the liver?
      • What does the liver look like, and where is it located in the body?
      • What diseases affect the liver?
      • Fatty liver disease
      • Cirrhosis
      • Infections
      • Hepatitis
      • Medications
      • Toxins
      • Genetic disorders
      • Cancer
      • Abnormalities of bile flow from the liver
      • Decrease in blood flow draining from the liver
      • What are symptoms of diseases of the liver?
      • How is an examination of the liver performed?
      • What is a liver biopsy?
      • Can diseases of the liver be prevented?
    • The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions) Digestion is the complex process of turning food you eat into the energy you need to survive. The digestive process also involves...learn more »
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      The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions) Article
      • Digestion definition
      • What is digestion?
      • The mouth
      • The pharynx and esophagus
      • The stomach and small intestine
      • The colon, rectum, and anus
      • Three accessory digestive organs (pancreas, liver, gallbladder)
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      Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Treatment (PBC) Article
      • PBC facts
      • What treatments are used in patients with PBC?
      • What medications are used to treat PBC itself?
      • Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)
      • Colchicine
      • Immunosuppressive medications
      • What treatments are used for the symptoms of PBC?
      • Itching
      • Osteoporosis
      • Elevated serum cholesterol and xanthomas
      • Malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K)
      • What treatments are used for the complications of the cirrhosis in PBC?
      • Edema and ascites
      • Bleeding from varices
      • Hepatic encephalopathy
      • Hypersplenism
      • What treatments are used for the diseases associated with PBC?
      • Sicca Syndrome
      • Raynaud's Phenomenon
      • Scleroderma
      • Gallstones
      • What is the role of liver transplantation in PBC?
      • What is the future for PBC?

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