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Clinical Investigation

Timothy is only eighteen years old, but appears to have liver disease. A liver biopsy is performed, and different microscopic techniques are employed for viewing the samples.The biopsy reveals an unusually extensive smooth endoplasmic reticulum. In addition, an abnormally large amount of glycogen granules are found, and many intact glycogen granules are seen within secondary lysosomes.

Upon questioning, Timothy admits that he has a history of drug abuse, but claims that he is now in recovery. Laboratory analysis reveals that he has an abnormally low amount of the enzyme that hydrolyzes glycogen.What is the relationship between these observations?

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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