What is the largest gland in the human body?

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Liver is the largest gland in human body. It is also the largest (internal) organ in our body and can weigh up to 1.5-1.6 kg for a human adult. That is, about 1/50th of the body weight is because of liver. The liver carries out a multitude of functions in our body (as many as 500) and it is impossible to replicate these many functions in a single natural or artificial organ or machine. Some of the critical functions of liver include secretion of bile juices for decomposition of lipids & vitamins, preparation of proteins for blood plasma that enables blood clotting and also detoxification. Patients suffering from liver failure use liver dialysis equipment to mimic some of the features of liver.

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