Liver...The Largest Gland in the Body!
Medical Author: Leslie J. Schoenfield, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, M.D.
The liver is the largest solid organ in the body. I think a lot of people probably know that. But they may not know that it is also the largest gland in the body. You see, the liver is also considered a gland because, among its various functions, it makes and secretes bile. (Just for your reference, the stomach and intestine are large hollow organs. Glands are organs or parts of organs that make and secrete substances. And bile is a fluid that both aids in digestion and transports fats as well as waste products into the intestine.)