• hepatic cell
  • liver cell
German: Hepatozyt
Japanese: 肝細胞

Cytology. An epithelial cell of the liver. Hepatocytes are the main structural component of the liver. They are involved in protein synthesis and storage, transformation of carbohydrates, synthesis of cholesterol, bile salts and phospholipids, and detoxification, modification and excretion of exogenous and endogenous substances.

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