Briefly outline the functions of the liver.

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College Answer

This question was generally well answered with a good response being in some structured format, e.g. a mention, followed by a description for each function of the liver. For questions asking to outline a particular topic, a general overview of the topic is expected and not merely a “dot-point” list of the functions of the liver without actually delving into the way the liver does those functions. In general candidates should avoid making broad-brush statements, which do not get them any marks like “the Liver is the major organ in the body”. Candidates were expected to list, and provide an overview for each, function of the liver.