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How is a liver cell adapted to its job?

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October 06, 2014 8:21PM

The hepatocyte is very well adapted to perform its job. The hepatocyte is polygonal in shape and very permeable. This allow substances to pass in and out easily to the blood stream. This allows the liver to purify toxins in the body and allows the cells to secrete enzymes need for digestion.