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The liver is the largest glandular organ in the human body and performs many vital functions to keep the body pure of toxins and harmful substances. It is a vital organ that supports nearly every organ in the body in some facet. Without a healthy liver, a person cannot survive. An average adult liver weighs about three pounds. Located in the upper-right portion of the abdominal cavity under the diaphragm, the liver consists of two lobes. It receives about 1.5 quarts of blood every minute via the hepatic artery and portal vein.