The liver is a gland in the abdomen that is the metabolic warehouse of the body.

it is part of the gastrointestinal system and is characterized by its function as the metabolic warehouse of the body.

Structurally it is  characterized by being the largest gland in the body and one of two organs in the body with a portal circulation.

Functional characteristics include its extensive anabolic and catabolic function .

Common diseases hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Diagnostic tools include  liver function tests of the blood, ultrasound, CT scan and MRI.

Treatments  include medical,  surgical,  and minimally invasive options.