Anatomy integration scenario?

1. Which of the following is normally produced in the liver, and could explain why Joe's blood is ineffective at carrying around important molecules? Hemoglobin Globulins Electrolytes Fibrinogen 2. The doctor is concerned about excessive bleeding in Joe's body, because The liver normally... show more 1. Which of the following is normally produced in the liver, and could explain why Joe's blood is ineffective at carrying around important molecules?

Hemoglobin
Globulins
Electrolytes
Fibrinogen

2. The doctor is concerned about excessive bleeding in Joe's body, because


The liver normally synthesizes molecules that help stop bleeding
The liver normally initiates the vascular spasm that represents the first step in hemostasis
The liver normally produces vitamin K, which is required for the reactions in blood clotting
The liver normally produces platelets that are important in blood clotting


3. Given his liver problems, Joe's doctor is also probably concerned that he might have

Jaundice
A transfusion reaction
Leukemia
Sickle cell anemia
Update: Marta brought her brother, Joe, to the hospital after finding him passed out on his floor. She had come to visit Joe, and he had clearly been through yet another night of heavy drinking. Marta had sort of accepted this as part of Joe's wild and crazy lifestyle, but now she realized her brother had a serious... show more Marta brought her brother, Joe, to the hospital after finding him passed out on his floor. She had come to visit Joe, and he had clearly been through yet another night of heavy drinking. Marta had sort of accepted this as part of Joe's wild and crazy lifestyle, but now she realized her brother had a serious alcohol problem. He was clearly ill, and had some bruises on his skin. At the hospital, the doctors performed some tests on Joe while he recovered. The doctor told Joe and Marta that Joe's drinking had started to affect his liver. Joe's tests and symptoms showed that he was suffering from cirrhosis, where the liver tissue begins to die and gets replaced with scar tissue. Because of this, the doctor said he was very concerned about whether Joe's blood was functioning properly. Both Marta and Joe found this surprising, since they did not realize the liver was so closely related to the blood. The doctor said Joe's liver damage could prevent his blood from moving aro
Update 2: The doctor said Joe's liver damage could prevent his blood from moving around a variety of important molecules. In addition, the doctor was concerned about Joe's bruises, as they might indicate Joe is now prone to excessive bleeding. The doctor said there was still time to turn things around, though. With... show more The doctor said Joe's liver damage could prevent his blood from moving around a variety of important molecules. In addition, the doctor was concerned about Joe's bruises, as they might indicate Joe is now prone to excessive bleeding. The doctor said there was still time to turn things around, though. With rehabilitation for Joe's alcohol abuse and good medical attention, Joe might be able to maintain a reasonable level of liver function.
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