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Q: List of Public Domain information online about the Liver ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: List of Public Domain information online about the Liver
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: liver-ga
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Posted: 16 May 2006 09:22 PDT
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Question ID: 729367
I need a list of public domain webpages about the liver categorized by
topics.  Topics include (but not limited to):

-Diseases of the liver (cancer, hepatitis, Cirrhosis etc.)
-fatty liver
-Liver transplantation
-Liver detoxification
-Liver cleansing
-natural supplements that detox/cleans the liver
-drugs and treatments associated with liver diseases

I was told that government websites such as and
others have this information available as public domain.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 16 May 2006 09:45 PDT

You are correct in that information created by the federal government
is entirely in the public domain...that is, it is free of any
coppyright restrictions, and anyone can use it.

In addition to public domain materials, there are also open license
sources of information such as wikipedia, where the text -- although
not public domain -- can nevertheless be used by anyone as they see

For practical purposes, there's not much difference between public
domain materials and open license materials.

Are you interested ONLY in public-domain information, or might you
also find the open license information useful as well?

Let me know what you think...

Subject: Re: List of Public Domain information online about the Liver
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 16 May 2006 18:40 PDT

I've compiled a list of resources on the liver for your consideration.

Most of the resources below are from the US government, and are in the
public domain.  Anyone can use or modify materials created by
government agencies as they see fit.

HOWEVER, if a government site links to another, non-governmental site,
then please be aware that the non-governmental site is NOT public
domain material.

Most of the sites cover a variety of topics, from a basic overview of
the liver and its functions, to various diseases and their treatments.
 For that reason, I did not compile the sites according to the topics
you mentioned.  But I did identify for each site the main topics
discussed at the site, which should make your perusal of them very

In addition to US government sites, I also included the Wikipedia site
on the liver, and information about it public use licensing.

I trust this information will fully meet your needs, but if there's
anything else you want, let me know by posting a Request for
Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.



Resources on the liver in the public domain, or available for use
through an open license:
Cirrhosis of the Liver

[page includes an overview of the liver and specific the topics below]
Complications of Cirrhosis 
For More Information
Liver Biopsy

...In a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician examines a small
piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease.
Liver Diseases
[This page contains links to other sites with information on the liver
per the categories below -- the page itself is public domain, but the
content on the linked sites generally is not public domain



Specific Conditions
Related Issues

Clinical Trials


Liver Transplantation


Related Issues

Clinical Trials


What I need to know about Liver Transplantation

What does my liver do? 
What are the signs of liver problems? 
What is liver transplantation? 
How long does it take to get a new liver? 
Where do the livers for transplants come from? 
What happens in the hospital? 
What is rejection? 
What are the other problems that can damage the liver transplant? 
How do I take care of my liver after I leave the hospital? 
Can I go back to my daily activities? 
For More Information 
General Information About Childhood Liver Cancer
Understanding the Liver
Milk Thistle: Effects on Liver Disease and Cirrhosis and Clinical Adverse Effects
Kava Linked to Liver Damage
Deaths from cirrhosis of the liver
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Graphics Gallery > Liver

[images of the following]

Alcoholic Liver Disease
Fatty Liver
Your Digestive System and How It Works
Liver Disease and Alcohol
New Compound May Protect Against Liver Cancer
Drug-Induced Liver Toxicity
New Insights Could Help Fight Liver Failure
An imbalance of two fats in cells may hold the key, study finds
Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation


1 Anatomy 
  1.1 Surface anatomy 
  1.2 Functional anatomy 
2 Physiology 
3 Diseases of the liver 
4 Liver transplantation 
5 Development 
  5.1 F?tal blood supply 
6 Analogous organs 
7 Liver as food 
8 Cultural allusions 
9 References 
10 See also 
11 Support groups - pediatric 
12 External links 

[Wikipedia is an excelent and comprehensive resource.  As their site
notes, the text information can be freely used by others]:

"All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License"

Again, this should provide ample material for you to work with, but if
there's anything else you need, just holler.


search strategy -- Googles searches for:

liver site:gov

liver wikipedia
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