hepatic portal vein

noun

Medical 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

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“Hepatic portal vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hepatic%20portal%20vein. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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