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Hepatic Lobule: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series. The liver is made of around 100,000 small hexagonal functional units known as lobules. Each lobule consists of a central vein surrounded by 6 hepatic portal triads, and each triad contains 1 hepatic vein, 1 hepatic artery, and 1 bile duct.

    00:21 Now within each lobule, hepatocytes are arranged in hepatic cords that are separated by the adjacent sinusoids. Sinusoids are low-pressure vascular channels, and they receive blood from the terminal branches of the hepatic artery and the portal vein at the periphery of the lobules. Thank you for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Hepatic Lobule: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Liver Functions and Dysfunctions (Nursing).


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    1. There are over 100,000 lobules in the liver.
    2. A portal triad consists of one hepatic vein, one hepatic artery, and one bile duct.
    3. Hepatocytes are arranged into cords that are separated by sinusoids.
    4. Each lobule has four hepatic triads.
    5. Bile moves from the periphery of the lobule to the center, where it drains into the hepatic duct.

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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