What are the functions of liver? | NCERT solution | Class 11 Biology | Unit-16 Digestion and Absorption



Q.15:- What are the functions of liver?

 

Answer
The functions of liver are:
→ The liver secretes bile juice which helps in the digestion of fats.
→ It secretes an anticoagulant called heparin which prevent clotting of blood inside blood vessels.
→ It produces a protein, angiotensinogen, which helps the kidneys in maintaining body fluid osmoregulation.

→ It is an important place of lymph formation.



→ It produces red blood cells in the embryo.

→ It also helps in breakdown of insulin and other hormones, haemogloin, some toxic substances and conversion of ammonia into urea takes place in liver.