Last Updated on Jul 27, 2020

Glossary

Liver: A large, glandular organ located in the upper abdomen. The liver cleanses the blood and aids in digestion by secreting bile.

Liver biopsy: A liver biopsy is a procedure, which removes a small piece of liver tissue from the body, so that it can be examined under a light microscope to detect the signs of damage or disease.

Liver cancer: A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the liver.

Autoimmune diseases: Diseases caused when the immune system of the body reacts against its own tissues and organs.

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