Asked in Domestic Dogs, Animal Life
What are elevated liver enzymes on dogs?
The liver is the organ that breaks down chemicals in the blood. It removes toxins, and also drugs from the body so they can be taken out of the body by the kidneys and the bladder (pee). If you have elevated liver enzymes this means that the way in which the liver is breaking down the toxins and drugs is working faster than normal. ...
Asked in Liver
What breaks down drugs in the liver cells?
A family of hemoproteins found in the liver called cytochrome P450, they're responsible for the oxidative metabolism of drugs, which is a part of Phase I metabolism, which prepares them for the Phase II metabolism, followed by drug excretion. ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What happens when your liver and kidneys shut down?
Well, the liver filters your blood and breaks down nutriens and drugs so your body can absorb them easier. The kidnesy filter waste and poisons out of the blood. So if they shut down, after a while, you'd die. ...