The liver consists of a right and left lobe, a gallbladder, Falciform Ligament, Ligamentum Teres, and Coronary Ligament. The liver is enclosed by the rib cage and is a relatively small organ, weighing only three pounds. It has a distinctive red-brown color and has the same consistency as rubber.
Much like the heart, the liver is separated into two dividends, with the gallbladder, the pancreas and the intestines all positioned beneath the liver. The liver works in symbiosis with the excretory system, the gallbladder, and the pancreas to decompose, and absorb nutrients from a food source.
However, the main role of the liver is to purify oncoming blood from the digestive tract, before it is relocated throughout the rest of the body. The liver is known as the detoxifying center of the body, as it removes harsh chemicals and drugs from the blood by secreting bile. The liver also accounts for the production of proteins involved in blood clotting.