ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph of a cross-section of a normal human liver, showing hepatocytes (liver cells) surrounding a blood vessel. Hepatocytes are large cells with prominent, circular nuclei (dark stained), which function to process lipids and store glycogen, a metabolic product from excess glucose. Magnification: x50 at 35mm size.
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