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Encyclopedia > Portal circulation

Circulation of blood to the liver from the small intestine via the portal vein.


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Portal vein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (131 words)
A portal vein is a vein that connects two systems of capillary beds.
In contrast to these, a portal vein does not take blood directly to the heart, but instead, takes blood to second capillary bed system.
Hepatic portal vein - often referred to simply as the portal vein, this vein routes blood from the capillary beds of the gastrointestinal tract into the capillary beds of the liver.
Portal venous system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (389 words)
In human anatomy, the portal venous system (or hepatic portal system) is the system of veins that comprises the hepatic portal vein and its tributaries.
The portal venous system is responsible for directing blood from parts of the gastrointestinal tract to the liver.
Portal hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure of the portal venous system is too high.
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