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portosystemic

adjective por·to·sys·tem·ic \ ˌpȯr-tō-sis-ˈtem-ik \

medical Definition of portosystemic

:connecting the hepatic portal system and the venous part of the systemic circulation
  • management of hypertension in the hepatic portal system by portosystemic shunting
  • diagnosis of spontaneous formation of a portosystemic shunt in chronic liver disease

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