MedicineNet defines parenchyma as the functional tissues of an organ in contrast to the structural elements. According to Colorado State University, the functional portions of the liver are hepatocytes, which make up rou... More »

Hepatic parenchymal disease is damage to the functional cells of the liver, according to HealthTap. Liver diseases can be divided into those affecting the biliary ducts and those affecting the functional cells of the org... More »

Bile and pancreatic juices are produced by the liver and pancreas, which are organs that are part of the digestive system. Biliary juices, or bile, are created in tissue inside the liver called hepatic parenchyma, and th... More »

The term renal parenchyma refers to the functional parts of the human kidney, including the elements of the organ that create urine. The term differentiates the essential parts of the kidney from the framework of the org... More »

Brain parenchyma is the tissue that makes the brain the brain as opposed to another organ, according to SIUC School of Medicine. It is the brain's nervous tissue, which consists of the nerve cells and the glia. More »

A group of tissues that work together to perform a specific function is called an organ. The human body has many organs, and each has its own specific function. In some cases, groups of organs also work together to serve... More »

The gallbladder is an organ that stores and transports bile produced by the liver. The function of bile is to break down and digest fatty foods in the small intestine. Humans can live without a gallbladder since bile can... More »