What does the liver?

Here we are again confronted with that body. What are the responsibilities of the liver? Which party in the physiological ensemble performs this massive body weight to his (2,5-3 kg) exceeding heart almost 10 times?
We have seen that the liver, first, is a depot of blood, secondly, to develop so important for the progress of the digestive bile. However, this is not its main function, and, so to speak, part-time jobs. The study of the main functions of the liver is largely the merit again I. P. Pavlova.
He first managed to successfully execute complicated surgery is to connect the portal vein with the inferior Vena cava to the blood from the intestines directly poured in General bloodstream, bypassing the liver. Under such conditions, the animal could not live and die for the most part by the end of the first day; the reason was severe poisoning. Thus, it was found that the liver is a barrier in the bodies of various substances absorbed in the intestine. Barrier that filters the blood, removing from it and neutralizes that can damage the body. However, the liver plays the most important thing for processing stimulate food raw materials. Of the amino acids it creates proteinscorresponding to the proteins of the body, the blood carries these proteins to all cells of our fabrics. The liver creates from glucose complex carbohydrate - glycogen (animal starch), with reserves of up to 300 g is always available in its cells. The liver produces a substance that promotes the blood, etc., in Other words, the liver is the Central chemical laboratory of the body. The exchanges are in this body so violently that the temperature of the liver is higher than the temperature of any other body (38-38,5oC. No wonder once the liver is generally considered a source of heat in the body.