portal hypertension

noun

Medical Definition of portal hypertension

: hypertension in the hepatic portal system caused by venous obstruction or occlusion that produces splenomegaly and ascites in its later stages

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“Portal hypertension.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/portal%20hypertension. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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