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Related to hepatic vein: hepatic artery, hepatic portal vein, phrenic vein, portal vein, ulnar vein, Hepatic portal system, hepatic vein thrombosis
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|Noun||1.||hepatic vein - a vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava|
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes