portosystemic

adjective
por·​to·​sys·​tem·​ic | \ ˌpȯr-tō-sis-ˈtem-ik How to pronounce portosystemic (audio) \

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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“Portosystemic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/portosystemic. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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