Where Is The Liver Located In The Human Body?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
The liver is located just below the diaphragm (the muscular membrane separating the chest from the abdomen), and which is sited primarily in the upper-right part of the abdomen, mostly under the ribs.

However, it also extends across the middle of the upper abdomen, and part-way into the left upper abdomen.

Where is the liver located?
An irregularly-shaped, dome-like solid structure, the liver consists of two main parts (a larger right lobe and a smaller left lobe) and two minor lobes.

As you can see in the diagram, the upper border of the right lobe is at the level of the top of the 5th rib (a little less than 1/2 inch below the nipple), and the upper border of the left lobe is just below the 5th rib (about 3/4 inch below the nipple).

Diagram for the liver
During inspiration (breathing in), the liver is pushed down by the diaphragm and its lower edge descends below the margin of the lowest rib (costal margin).

Here is a link to a diagram of the body with the liver clearly displayed. If you require more information on the liver then I recommend this site.

It covers all the information you may need to know about the liver, including things such as what it does, what diseases it may be vulnerable to, why the liver is studied, and how big it is.

You can try Google images if you want to have more of a visual aid as to where the liver is situated.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Your liver is in the trunk, on the right side, just below and behind your last rib.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Near to the stomach and above the large intestine.
Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
The liver is under the ribs on the right side of the body.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Your liver is located behind the ribs, in the upper right portion of the body. It is also the largest glandular organ of the body.
james caison Profile
james caison answered
Right below the rib cage on the right side of your body.

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