portal vein

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portal vein

n.
A vein that conducts blood from the digestive organs, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder to the liver.

portal vein

n
(Anatomy) any vein connecting two capillary networks, esp in the liver (hepatic portal vein)

por′tal vein′


n.
a large vein conveying blood to the liver from the veins of the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portal vein - a short vein that carries blood into the liver
portal system - system of veins that carry blood from the abdominal organs to the liver
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
Translations

portal vein

nPfortader f

por·tal vein

n. vena porta, vena formada por varias ramas de venas que provienen de órganos abdominales.
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Both hepatic arteries and portal veins may be involved in APS.
the effects of different dietary lysine levels on the serum amino acid concentrations, biochemical indices for the precaval and portal veins, and apparent nutrient digestibility in the growing pigs.
1) Intrahepatic shunts are less common and occur between intrahepatic portal veins and systemic veins.
Grade 2 hepatosteatosis-moderate hepatosteatosis with loss of echos from the walls of the portal veins, especially from the peripheral branches and less echo penetration into the deep portion of the liver.
Total hepatic isolation is recommended where the tumour is adjacent to or involves the IVC, or nestles in close proximity to the left or right portal veins.
After fixation and careful dissection of the vasculature, the thrombus was found to be located within connective tissues adjacent to the head of the pancreas and external to the superior mesenteric and portal veins (Figure 8).
Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasites entering humans by attaching to the skin, penetrating it, and then migrating through the venous system to the portal veins where they reproduce.
But, they found that other cells that made larger quantities of insulin showed up later, clustered around the portal veins (blood vessels that carry blood from the intestines and abdominal organs to the liver).
The portal veins from hypertensive rats are functionally different from those of normotensive rats.
Jenkins described hepatic veins that were "not supposed to be there" in normal livers, patients with three portal veins where surgeons expected to find two, and the unexpected effects of collateral blood vessels that drain the middle hepatic vein.
These connections between portal veins and sinusoids were seen in the healthy subject; however, they were more frequent and large in the HHT-involved liver No A-P shunts were identified in the HHT liver or the healthy liver.
To get around this problem, Lawrence's group first exploits the fact that liver tumors get their blood supply primarily through the hepatic artery, while much of the rest of the liver depends on the portal veins.