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Liver Transplant. This report will analyse how a liver transplant cures permanently damaged liver and what complications can occur.
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GCE AS Biology Unit 3 - Visit or Issue Report
How to cure a permanently damaged liver?
This report will analyse how a liver transplant cures permanently damaged liver and what complications can occur. The report is divided into three main sections. It will first consider the biological methods and processes behind the transplant. The second part compares the benefits and risks to humans, other organisms and the environment; outlining alternative solutions to the issue. It will then go on to describe the ethical and economical implications on the matter.
Biological methods and processes
What is the liver?
The liver, situated in the right side of the abdomen cavity beneath the diaphragm and weighing approximately 1.8 kg in men and 1.3 kg in women is the largest internal organ in the body. The absence of a healthy liver is extremely critical since a human can only survive up to 24 hours without its complex and countless functions; hence it is a crucial organ. One exclusive feature of the liver is its remarkable ability to regenerate itself.
There are more than 500 functions of the liver. Some functions are listed below:
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