hepatic portal system

noun

: a group of veins that carry blood from the capillaries of the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas to the sinusoids of the liver

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“Hepatic portal system.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hepatic%20portal%20system. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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