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Liver capillaries. Light micrograph of a section through a healthy human liver, showing the branching network of capillaries. These small vessels supply the liver with oxygen, water and nutrients from the blood. The liver is a large organ responsible for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It also regulates the amount of sugar in the blood and removes excess amino acids. Magnification unknown.
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