Which organ removes toxins from the blood?This organ is partnered with the urinary tract system.

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mapriem | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

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The liver is the main organ that removes toxins in the blood and can do this in a very specific way.The functions of the liver include

1. detoxify a variety of substances

2.  secrete about a pint of bile a day

3. aid in metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydtrates

4. Store several substances, iron, for example and vitamins A, B12 and D

The function of the hepatic lobule , one of two in the liver, receives arterial blood form the portal systems that passes through the liver for "inspection". In the lining  there are cells which can remove toxic materials from the bloodstream.  Bile Ducts eventually meet with ducts from the gall bladder which connect to the duodenum  for removal from the body.