Acta Scientific Biotechnology

Editorial Volume 3 Issue 2

Drugs Induced Hepatotoxicity

Rajesh Kumar*

Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India

*Corresponding Author: Rajesh Kumar, Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.

Received: March 23, 2022; Published: March 30, 2022

Liver, the largest gland of the human body, is the main metabolic organ restricted within the area of right lower rib cage underneath the diaphragm and inhabits mainly hypochondriac region and some part of the epigastric regions of the abdomino-pelvic cavity. Liver is divided into large right and small left lobe which are separated through falciform ligament. Inside the open periphery of falciform ligament there is presence of ligamentum teres also called round ligament of the liver [1]. It is a fibrous cord like structure extended from the liver to umbilicus. Below the caudate lobe, a deep fissure called porta hepatis is situated which is the entry point of hepatic artery and vein into the liver. Portal vein is responsible for the transportation of blood along with nutrients from the digestive system. Bile duct is present inferior to the porta hepatis which leads back to the gallbladder. Certain physiological processes including metabolism, detoxification, synthesis, secretion, biotransformation and storage are regulated by liver. A number of substances are processed and synthesized inside the liver which are then transported towards different parts of the body to perform numerous metabolic functions. As a result of important role in various metabolic functions, it is believed that liver also perform fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism [2].


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Citation: Rajesh Kumar. “Drugs Induced Hepatotoxicity".Acta Scientific Biotechnology 3.2 (2022): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2022 Rajesh Kumar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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