The liver


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The liver

1- The liver is located just below the rib cage, to the left.
2- It weighs about a kilo and is slightly taller and smaller than football.
3- It is the second largest organ after the skin.
4- It is considered the largest gland in the body.
5- If the liver is filled with blood, it can store about 11% of all the blood in the body, and about 1.5 liters of blood pass through it every minute.
6- The first failed liver transplant was performed at the University of Colorado in 1963 and the first successful operation was completed in 1967.
7- The largest organ that gets rid of toxins and medications and maintains fluid levels in the tissues and blood vessels.

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