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09-06-09, 06:24 AM
Portal triad:
At each corner of the hexagonal liver lobule is a group of three structures: a branch of the hepatic portal vein, a branch of the hepatic artery, and a bile duct. These three structures comprise the portal triad.
The venous sinusoids are lined with two different cell types:
1. endothelial cells - have large pores, allows H2O and plasma proteins to pass freely.
2. Kupffer cells - reticuloendothelial cells capable of phagocytizing bacteria and other foreign matter in the blood.

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-Jaundice classification.
-Pre-hepatic, at hepatic, post-Hematic.
-Liver blood supplying.