prehepatic

adjective
pre·​he·​pat·​ic | \ˌprē-hi-ˈpat-ik \

Medical Definition of prehepatic 

: existing or occurring before the liver specifically : of, relating to, or occurring in the hepatic portal system prehepatic metabolism prehepatic blood prehepatic venous obstruction

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