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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Entry: The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920 - A6724028
Author: Galaxy Babe - Scout/ACE - U128652

Update for A134920 - Liver


A6724028 - The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

BTW, I'm not the author, I just put it together so I can edit it to EG standards.

Authors: U35838 and U534308 (both Elvised)


A6724028 - The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920

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Sea Change

toxins(acting -> toxins (acting

I can't tell what a hepatitides is from what you have written.


A6724028 - The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thanks Sea Change.

I didn't write it smiley - erm

Looks like we'll have to wait for a medic to drop by smiley - smiley


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Z

Hello!

I know that you didn't write it, but I do feel that this could go into more depth and explain things better. As it stands it's just the beginners guide to the liver without going into any more detail than you'd get at GCSE.

I'll have a think about what needs adding..


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Oh bless you Zsmiley - smooch

I just brought this for Sea Change:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10695036&dopt=Abstract

it mentions that word...smiley - winkeye


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I've a whole load.... ABout ten pages of roughish notes from Uni on liver and diseases if that would be of any help? Not hugely detailed relaly smiley - erm


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Gnomon - time to move on

Hi Galaxy Babe!

This is good and informative. I'll give it a detailed going through and let you know.

It is normal procedure in the Update Forum to leave a message at the space of researchers whose content you have used, telling them that you are updating their entry / using their entry. You should do this even if the researcher is elvised.

I remember asking a question at a researcher's space, and he hadn't posted in over two years. I got an answer in less than a day. So don't assume the author will never be back.

smiley - smiley


A6724028 - The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920

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Gnomon - time to move on

Content:

the liver "converts excess protein into energy"

Is there a doctor in the house to comment on that? I'm suspicious of it.

Other symptoms include itching, nausea and pain in the right upper area of the abdomen. -- you should add "constant extreme tiredness and lack of energy" to that, as the number one other symptom.

It might be worth mentioning that for someone recovering from Hepatitis A, it is very important to minimise the amount of fat in the diet: eating bread without any form of butter or margarine, frying eggs in a non-stick pan without any fat and so on.


smiley - smiley

Formatting, typos etc:

Remove the two headers at the start.

"(the other is the pituitary gland)" -- this disturbs the flow of the sentence and is not necessary for the understanding of the piece, so it should be put into a footnote.

"the liver receiving blood from the" -- this can then be changed to "receiving blood from the"

makes and/or breaks down --> makes and breaks down

paracetamol in overdose -- this would be better phrased as "an overdose of paracetamol".

"Blockage of the biliary system3 and haemolytic anaemia4 cause jaundice as well." -- this sentence is out of place because you haven't yet explained about jaundice. You should move it to the section on diagnosing liver disease.

sugar(glucose) -- insert space

glycogen (storage molecule) --> glycogen (a storage molecule)

into glucose when required keeping -- insert comma after required

many enzymes with a wide specificity -- I think this is too technical. Perhaps, say "many enzymes, each with a different specific task, "

and xenobiotics (chemicals not produced by the body) -- no need to use the technical term here. Change it to "and chemicals not produced by the body"

whites of the eyes (sclera) -- no need for (sclera)



"Hepatitides B and C can be treated" -- don't use the term hepatitides, it is too technical. Say "Both Hepatitis B and C can be treated".

attacking the liver powerful suppressants -- add comma after liver

smiley - smiley


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Gnomon - time to move on

Actually, elimination of fat in the diet would apply to anybody recovering from any form of liver disease, not just Hepatitis A.


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

If I remember correctly (which may not be the case), Liver processing proteins, by splitting em into amino acids, recycling some of the amino acids into teh body, and converting other amino acids to differnt amino acids (non essential amino acids), and some of what is left can be metabolised to produce energy/ATP smiley - erm and... I should go read my notes smiley - blush


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Post 12

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - wowThanks everyone!

I'll get to this as soon as possible smiley - smiley


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Gnomon - time to move on

If the liver converts unwanted proteins into energy, does it get hot?


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Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit beeing thick
"Under Diagnosis
second sentence 'Abnormal ... and .. tests ... '
Are these abnormal tests ?

Microscope examination to look for iron or copper, are the metals labelled ?

When the liver is active processing large amounts of sugar and alcohol into glycogen you can easily find it as it is a hot spot in the abdomen.

Liver as food product: contains conciderable amounts of vitamin D. However as it is a filter for toxics, it can also contain amounts of less desirable substances. "


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Right, I've posted at the PS's of the two authorssmiley - biro
I've just finished an entry on Coconuts - submitted it to PR so I cna concentrate on this nowsmiley - ok
*rolls up sleeves*


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Updated smiley - smiley


A6724028 - The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920

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Gnomon - time to move on

conciderable --> considerable


A6724028 - The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920

Post 18

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - ok


A6724028 - The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Anything else? smiley - smiley


A6724028 - The Liver and its Diseases - update for A134920

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Gnomon - time to move on

We still haven't had a confirmation in terms that I understand that the liver "converts excess protein into energy".

worldwide is Hepatitis B --> worldwide it is Hepatitis B

Iron and copper levels on blood tests --> Iron and copper levels in blood tests

An ultrasound will show --> An ultrasound scan will show

as it is a filter for toxics --> as it is a filter for toxins

smiley - smiley G


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