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por·tal vein

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portal vein, hepatic portal vein, portal, vena portaenoun

    a short vein that carries blood into the liver

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  1. portal veinnoun

    A short, wide vein that carries blood to the liver from the organs of the digestive system.

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  1. Portal vein

    The portal vein or hepatic portal vein (HPV) is a blood vessel that carries blood from the gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen to the liver. This blood contains nutrients and toxins extracted from digested contents. Approximately 75% of total liver blood flow is through the portal vein, with the remainder coming from the hepatic artery proper. The blood leaves the liver to the heart in the hepatic veins. The portal vein is not a true vein, because it conducts blood to capillary beds in the liver and not directly to the heart. It is a major component of the hepatic portal system, one of only two portal venous systems in the body – with the hypophyseal portal system being the other. The portal vein is usually formed by the confluence of the superior mesenteric, splenic veins, inferior mesenteric, left, right gastric veins and the pancreatic vein. Conditions involving the portal vein cause considerable illness and death. An important example of such a condition is elevated blood pressure in the portal vein. This condition, called portal hypertension, is a major complication of cirrhosis. In abdominal obesity fats, inflammatory cytokines and other toxic substances are transported by the portal vein from visceral fat into the liver, leading to hepatic insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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  1. portal vein

    The portal vein is a major vein in the human body that carries blood from the digestive organs, spleen, and pancreas to the liver. It is responsible for transporting nutrients and other chemical compounds from the intestines to the liver for metabolism or storage. This blood also contains toxins that the liver detoxifies.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Portal Vein

    A short thick vein formed by union of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portal vein in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portal vein in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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