Functions of the Liver
Liver Cirrhosis Part 1
Liver Cirrhosis Part 2
All About Hepatitis

Which are functions of the liver?

A. Filter blood coming from the digestive tract

B. Detoxifies chemicals

C. Metabolizes drugs

D. Secretes bile into the intestines

E. Makes proteins important for blood clotting.

F. All of the above

F. All of the above


What is Liver Cirrhosis? Select the correct answer.

A.It is the late stage of fibrosis/scarring of the liver.

B.It is the early stage of fibrosis/scarring of the liver.

C. It is when the liver regenerates itself.

D.It is a form of liver cancer.

A. It is the late stage of fibrosis of the liver.


Identify signs and symptoms of liver cirrhosis. 

A. Fatigue

B. Increased appetite

C. Edema

D. Nausea 

E. Jaundice

A, C, D, E


Which type of hepatitis is passed through contaminated food or water and is a common cause of food poisoning?

A. Hep A

B. Hep B

C. Hep C

D. Hep D

E. Autoimmune hepatitis



Which are true about the liver? Select all the apply.

A. The liver is the largest organ in the body.

B. The liver is located on the left side of the abdomen.

C. Stores vitamins E, C, B and iron

D. Secretes bile to emulsify fats

E. Removes excess glucose and amino acids from the portal blood

A, D, E


What causes the formation of scar tissue in liver cirrhosis?

A. Destruction of alpha cells.

B. Destruction of hepatic cells.

C. Destruction of beta cells.

D. Destruction of cartilage cells.



What are some complications with Liver Cirrhosis?

A. High blood pressure in the veins that supply the liver.

B. Malnutrition

C. Increased blood clotting

D. Build up of toxins in the brain

a b d


Which type of hepatitis is spread through bodily fluids and can transfer from mother too baby?

A. Hep A

B. Hep B

C. Hep C

D. Hep D



Which vitamins does the liver store? Select all that apply.

A. A

B. D

C. E

D. K

E. B12

All of the above.

The liver stores vitamin A, D, E, K and B12. The first four of these are all fat soluble. This means that the bile secreted during digestion is essential for absorbing them so that the body can use them. If bile production is compromised by liver damage, the proper absorption of these vitamins may be affected.


What are causes of liver cirrhosis? Select all that apply.

A. Chronic hepatitis C

B. Alcoholism

C. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 

D. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

E. all of the above



Which pertain to ascites?

A. Fluid accumulation in the peritoneal cavity.

B. Causes abdominal swelling.

C. Is the symptom of an underlying cause.

D. Can be caused by increased pressure in the portal vein

a b c 


Which type of hepatitis is spread through blood to blood contact, is most commonly spread through shared needles and there is no preventative vaccine but there is medication if contracted.

A. Hep A

B. Hep B

C. Hep C

D. Hep D

E. Autoimmune hepatitis



The liver receives it's blood supply from two sources. One of these sources is called the _________________, which is a vessel network that delivers blood _____________ in nutrients but ________ in oxygen.

A. hepatic artery, low, high

B.hepatic portal vein, rich, low

C. hepatic lobule, rich, low

D. hepatic vein, low, high


Majority of the blood flow to the liver comes from the hepatic portal vein. This vessel network delivers blood HIGH in nutrients (lipids, proteins, carbs etc.) from organs that aid in the digestion of food, but the blood is POOR in oxygen. The organs connected to the hepatic portal vein are: small/large intestine, pancreas, spleen, stomach. Rich oxygenated blood comes from the hepatic artery to the liver.


What are implications for poor liver function? Select all that apply.

A. Increased drug toxicity

B. Decreased bilirubin levels

C. Increased coagulation factors.

D. Impaired blood sugar regulation.

E. Impaired protein metabolism 

a, d, e, 


Which are tested for in a blood sample when suspecting liver cirrhosis?



C. Total Bilirubin 

D. Albumin

E. All of the above 


alt = Enzyme in the liver that is elevated with injury

ast = Elevated with liver injury as it is released into the blood 


This type of hepatitis can range from mild to severe and is marked by fluctuating levels of intensity with relapses and remissions. What type of hepatitis is this?

A. Hep A

B. Hep B

C. Hep C

D. Hep D

E. Autoimmune Hepatitis 



Which are true facts about the liver?

A. When you have disfunction in the liver there will always be symptoms

B. The liver is the only organ that can totally regenerate

C. The liver generates bile which emulsifies fats in the large intestine

D. The liver is an organ that is also a gland.

B. Your body only needs 25% of healthy liver tissue to regenerate. 



A patient with late-stage cirrhosis develops portal hypertension. Which of the following options below are complications that can develop from this condition? Select all that apply.

A. Increased albumin levels

B. Ascites

C. Splenomegaly

D. Fluid volume deficient

E. Esophageal varices 

B, C, E

The answer are B, C, and E. Portal Hypertension is where the portal vein becomes narrow due to scar tissue in the liver, which is restricting the flow of blood to the liver. Therefore, pressure becomes increased in the portal vein and affects the organs connected via the vein to the liver. The patient may experience ascites, enlarged spleen “splenomegaly”, and esophageal varices etc.


Which is NOT a test used to diagnose liver cirrhosis?

A. Liver Biopsy

B. Blood test

C. Ultrasound

D. Urine Culture 



Which type/ types of hepatitis are preventable with available vaccines? Select all that apply.

A. Hep A

B. Hep B

C. Hep C

D. Hep D

E. Autoimmune hepatitis

A B D 

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