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Outline and explain the various homeostatic functions of the liver in mammals

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  • The liver maintains the blood glucose level in the body. If the glucose level becomes high in the blood, then the liver stores extra glucose in the form of glycogen. On the contrary, if the glucose level becomes low in the blood, the liver converts stored glycogen into glucose to meet the energy requirements.
  • In the liver, various metabolic processes takes place that produce heat. This heat is transported by the blood to the various parts of the body to maintain the steady state.
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