hepatic portal vein

A blood vessel that carries blood to the liver from the stomach, small and large intestines, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder. Also called portal vein.

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  • Hepatic portal vein — Vein: Hepatic portal vein The portal vein and its tributaries. It is formed by the superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein. Leinal vein is an old term for splenic vein. Latin …   Wikipedia

  • hepatic portal vein — n a portal vein carrying blood from the digestive organs and spleen to the liver where the nutrients carried by the blood are altered by hepatocytes before passing into the systemic circulation * * * vena portae hepatis …   Medical dictionary

  • hepatic portal vein — UK [hɪˌpætɪk ˈpɔː(r)t(ə)l veɪn] / US [hɪˌpætɪk ˈpɔrt(ə)l veɪn] noun [countable] Word forms hepatic portal vein : singular hepatic portal vein plural hepatic portal veins medical the vein that takes blood containing substances from food directly… …   English dictionary

  • hepatic portal vein — noun a short vein that carries blood into the liver • Syn: ↑portal vein, ↑portal, ↑vena portae • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hepatic portal vein — the main vein of the hepatic portal system, delivering blood from the abdominal organs to the liver …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Portal vein — can refer to: *the hepatic portal vein, a large vein that carries blood from the digestive tract to the liver and is formed by the splenic vein and superior mesenteric vein *a vein that is part of a portal venous system and connects two systems… …   Wikipedia

  • Portal vein thrombosis — is a form of venous thrombosis affecting the hepatic portal vein, which can lead to portal hypertension and reduction in the blood supply to the liver.CausesCauses can include pancreatitis, cirrhosis, diverticulitis, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Hepatic portal system — In human anatomy, the hepatic portal system is the system of veins that comprises the hepatic portal vein and its tributaries. It is also called the portal venous system, although it is not the only example of a portal venous system.FunctionThe… …   Wikipedia

  • Portal vein — A large vein that carries blood from the stomach and the intestines to the liver. The portal vein is formed by the union of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins. It conveys venous blood to the liver for detoxification before the blood is… …   Medical dictionary

  • portal vein — noun a short vein that carries blood into the liver • Syn: ↑hepatic portal vein, ↑portal, ↑vena portae • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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