por·​to·​sys·​tem·​ic ˌpȯr-tō-sis-ˈtem-ik How to pronounce portosystemic (audio)
: 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 20 Apr. 2024.

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