Function Of Liver In Digestive System Image
The liver has many functions, but its main job within the digestive system is to process the nutrients absorbed from the small intestine. Bile from the liver secreted into the small intestine also plays an important role in digesting fat and some vitamins.
Functions of Liver. 1 Production of Bile. Bile, which helps in the digestion and absorption of fats, vitamins and cholesterol is produced in the liver. 2 Absorption of Bilirubin. 3 Supporting Blood Clots. 4 Metabolization of Fats. 5 Carbohydrate Metabolization. More items
The bile is released from the gallbladder and emulsifies fats in the small intestine to make them easier to digest. The liver also performs important protein digestion functions. The hepatocytes in the liver synthesize plasma proteins, break down excess amino acids and convert ammonia into urea.