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por·tal

 (pôr′tl)
n.
1. A doorway, entrance, or gate, especially one that is large and imposing.
2. An entrance or a means of entrance: the local library, a portal of knowledge.
3. The portal vein.
4. A website considered as an entry point to other websites, often by being or providing access to a search engine.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the portal vein or the portal system.
2. Of or relating to a point of entrance to an organ, especially the transverse fissure of the liver, through which the blood vessels enter.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin portāle, city gate, from neuter of portālis, of a gate, from Latin porta, gate; see per- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 3 and adj., from New Latin porta (hepatis), transverse fissure (of the liver), literally gate of the liver, perhaps ultimately translation of Akkadian bāb (ekalli), gate (of the palace), umbilical fissure of the liver (next to the transverse fissure).]
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portal

(ˈpɔːtəl)
n
1. (Architecture) an entrance, gateway, or doorway, esp one that is large and impressive
2. any entrance or access to a place
3. (Telecommunications) computing an internet site providing links to other sites
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy
a. of or relating to a portal vein: hepatic portal system.
b. of or relating to a porta
[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin portāle, from Latin porta gate, entrance]
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por•tal1

(ˈpɔr tl, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. a door, gate, or entrance, esp. one of imposing size and appearance.
2. an iron or steel bent for bracing a framed structure, having curved braces between the vertical members and a horizontal member at the top.
3. an entrance to a tunnel or mine.
4. Computers. a Web site that functions as an entrance to the Internet, as by providing useful content and organizing various sites and features on the World Wide Web or other parts of the Internet.
[1300–50; < Medieval Latin, n. use of neuter of portālis of a gate]

por•tal2

(ˈpɔr tl, ˈpoʊr-)
Anat. adj.
1. noting or pertaining to the transverse fissure of the liver.
n.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin portālis of a gate. See port4, -al1]
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portal

- An Internet site offering a directory of links to other sites.
See also related terms for links.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portal - a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)portal - a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); "the portals of the cathedral"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success"
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
2.portal - a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet; "a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc."
internet site, web site, website, site - a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web; "the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers"
3.portal - 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"
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portal

noun (Literary) doorway, door, entry, way in, entrance, gateway, entrance way I entered through the royal portal.
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Translations
portál
portaaliportti

portal

[ˈpɔːtl] Nportal m
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portal

[ˈpɔːrtəl] n
(= entrance) → portail m
(COMPUTING) (= internet site) → portail mport authority nautorités fpl portuaires
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portal

n (liter)Portal nt, → Pforte f (geh), → Tor nt; (Comput) → Portal nt
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portal

[ˈpɔːtl] nportale m
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por·tal

a. portal.
1. rel. al sistema portal;
2. rel. al punto de entrada de un microorganismo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

portal

adj portal; (vein) porta

portal

n portal m; patient — portal del paciente; — of entry portal de entrada
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Liver fibrosis was staged according to the Batts and Ludwig classification, a modification of the Scheuer classification, in which stage 0 corresponds to no fibrosis, stage 1 to portal fibrosis, stage 2 to periportal fibrosis, stage 3 to bridging fibrosis, and stage 4 to cirrhosis (4).
All explants showed stellate portal fibrosis with vascular proliferation, typical of Symmers' fibrosis and in four cases there were schistosomal granulomas (Fig.
F0= No fibrosis, F1= Portal fibrosis without septa, F2= Portal fibrosis with rare Septa, F3= Numerous Septa without cirrhosis, F4= Cirrhosis
Inhibition of HO activity in HF mice caused perisinusoidal steatosis and ballooning and portal fibrosis (NAS: 8).
Liver fibrosis was described according to the METAVIR classification: F1: portal fibrosis without septa, F2: portal fibrosis with rare septa, F3-4: numerous septa without and with cirrhosis.
It manifested as a bright red light under polarizing microscopy, indicating portal fibrosis with type I collagen deposition.
Cytokine Levels in the Different Stages of Portal Fibrosis. Cytokine levels in whole blood culture supernatants of 244 participants were determined in relation to fibrosis (Table 2).
The fibrosis stage score was categorized into five stages (0-4): 0: none, 1: zone 3 perisinusoidal fibrosis; 2: zone 3 perisinusoidal fibrosis plus portal fibrosis; 3: perisinusoidal fibrosis and portal fibrosis, plus bridging fibrosis; and 4: cirrhosis.
In both the BDL and BDL + AM groups, histological analysis of liver showed progressive ductular reaction and portal fibrosis with collagen deposition.
According to the METAVIR scoring system [32], liver fibrosis was classified into five stages: F0, no fibrosis; F1, portal fibrosis without septa; F2, portal fibrosis with rare septa; F3, numerous septa without cirrhosis; and F4, cirrhosis.
non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis, BuddChiari syndrome, extrahepatic portal vein obstruction were excluded.
Ultimately, imaging studies (hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scans) must demonstrate the absence of bile flow, and histology must feature the ductular proliferation, bile plugs, and portal fibrosis that distinguish BA from other causes of neonatal cholestasis (6).