Medical Dictionary

hepatic portal vein


hepatic portal vein

noun

Definition of HEPATIC PORTAL VEIN

:  a portal vein carrying blood from the digestive organs and spleen to the liver where the nutrients carried by the blood are altered by hepatocytes before passing into the systemic circulation

Illustration of HEPATIC PORTAL VEIN

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