A TED-Ed Animation That Explains What the Liver Does in the Body

A recent TED-Ed animation by science writer Emma Bryce and animator Andrew Zimbelman explains what the liver does in the body. The liver serves a number of functions in the body that the animation explains using several visual metaphors.

There’s a factory inside you that weighs about 1.4 kilograms and runs for 24 hours a day. It’s your liver: the heaviest organ in your body, which simultaneously acts as a storehouse, a manufacturing hub, and a processing plant. Emma Bryce gives a crash course on the liver and how it helps keep us alive.