The Major Causes of Liver Disease


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Meg is suffering form hepatic encephalopathy, which indicates her liver is unable to _____.

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1. _____ is important for the maintenance of colloid osmotic pressure.

2. _____ is symptomatic of too much bilirubin in the body.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of diseases that can hurt the liver. You will be asked about the consequences of liver disease, such as the accumulation of fluid in the abdomen and scarring of the liver.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
  • Damage to the liver
  • Three enzymes associated with damage to the liver
  • Scarring of the liver

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related liver disease lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the three enzymes that are associated with damage to the liver
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about scarring of the liver

Additional Learning

To learn more about concepts of liver disease, review the accompanying lesson titled, The Major Causes of Liver Disease. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the functions of the liver such as gluconeogenesis, production of albumin and coagulation factors
  • Review different types of liver disease and how they are caused
  • Learn about jaundice, hypoalbuminemia, ascites and cirrhosis and how dangerous each of them is to the body
  • Recall how liver disease can lead to thrombocytopenia and how the presence of enzymes such as AST, ALT and ALP indicate liver disease
  • Recognize the negative effects of hepatic encephalopathy