Liver

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Liver is an organ in the abdomen that serves many important bioligical functions. The liver has many important functions, including digesting your food and processing and distributing nutrients.

There are many kinds of liver diseases and conditions. Some, like hepatitis, are caused by viruses. Others can be the result of drugs or drinking too much alcohol. Long-lasting injury or scar tissue in the liver can cause cirrhosis. Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, can be one sign of liver disease.

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