The effect of functional loading on liver regeneration in rats
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Ninety albino rats with the large left liver lobe extirpated were sustained on various diets (control, sparing and choleretic). In rats fed a choleretic diet regencration of the liver was most complete. In one week after the operation the initial relative weight of the liver was already restored, while in the other groups restoration took place only after two weeks.
Restoration of the weight of the liver was due to an increase in the number of liver cells.
Thus, an enhanced functional load of the liver stimulates its regeneration.
KeywordsPublic Health Liver Cell Relative Weight Liver Regeneration Liver Lobe
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