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Which of the following is NOT a function of the liver?

Which of the following is NOT a function of the liver?

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A. Metabolism of bilirubin
B. Deamination of amino acids
C. Storage of iron
D. Storage of copper
E. Storage of calcium
Asked by Isaiah, Last updated: Apr 15, 2018

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L. Brett

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L. BrettSales Manager, MBA, Detroit
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Answered on Jan 02, 2019

The liver is the largest organ of the human body and it has many - very many - important functions. The most important has to do with the digestive system, but this is by no means all. It clears the body of infections including bacteria.

It neutralizes and destroys toxins. It is the body's means of storing important nutrients, minerals such as iron. However, one of the functions of the liver is NOT to store calcium. Calcium is stored in the bones.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

Storage of calcium-the liver performs many, many functions. estimates range at over 500 different functions for the liver.bilirubin is metabolized in the liver. the conversion of amino acids to carbohydrates through the process of deamination occurs in the liver. iron is stored in the liver as ferritin. copper is stored in the liver.the storage site for calcium is in the bones.histology hint from sarah bellham: if ever asked where a process occurs, and you absolutely have no idea, make an educated guess of the liver.
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