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Encyclopedia > Splenic vein
The portal vein and its tributaries - the largest are the superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein. Leinal vein is an old term for splenic vein.
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The portal vein and its tributaries - the largest are the superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein. Leinal vein is an old term for splenic vein.

In anatomy, the splenic vein, in the past called the lienal vein, is the blood vessel that drains blood from spleen. It joins with the superior mesenteric vein, to form the portal vein and follows a course superior to the pancreas, along side of the similarly named artery, the splenic artery. It collects branches from the stomach and pancreas and most notably from the large colon, which is drained by the inferior mesenteric vein and joins with splenic vein shortly before it forms the portal vein. The portal vein is a major vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands. ... Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... The arterial system The blood vessels are part of the circulatory system and function to transport blood throughout the body. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... The spleen is a ductless, vertebrate gland that is not necessary for life but is closely associated with the circulatory system, where it functions in the destruction of old red blood cells and removal of other debris from the bloodstream, and also in holding a reservoir of blood. ... The portal vein is a major vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands. ... Superior has various meanings: A superior is a person who has the authority to command another, as in a superior officer. See: Superior (function) In a hierarchical structure of any kind, a superior is higher in the hierarchy and thus closer to the apex than the subordinate ones. ... The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ that serves two functions: exocrine - it produces pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes endocrine - it produces several important hormones // Anatomy The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ located posterior to the stomach on the posterior abdominal wall. ... Branches of the celiac artery. ... In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek στόμαχος) is an organ in the alimentary canal used to digest food. ... The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ that serves two functions: exocrine - it produces pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes endocrine - it produces several important hormones // Anatomy The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ located posterior to the stomach on the posterior abdominal wall. ...


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Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...

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Portal vein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (526 words)
It is formed by the superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein.
The portal vein is the largest vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands.
Increased blood pressure in the portal vein, portal hypertension, occurs in liver disease (mainly cirrhosis), and may lead to various complications (ascites, esophageal varices, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis).
Text for Abdomen Module (3232 words)
The portal vein is formed by the confluence of the inferior mesenteric, superior mesenteric, and splenic veins.
The splenic vein is formed by several veins that drain the spleen at the hilum.
Splenic vein thrombosis is a disease where there is occlusion of the splenic vein by a thrombus.
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