Definition of Portal vein

1. Noun. A short vein that carries blood into the liver.

Exact synonyms: Hepatic Portal Vein, Portal, Vena Portae
Group relationships: Portal System
Generic synonyms: Vein, Vena, Venous Blood Vessel



Definition of Portal vein

1. Noun. (anatomy) A short, wide vein that carries blood to the liver from the organs of the digestive system. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portal Vein

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portague
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portajohn
portajohns
portal
portal hypertension
portal site
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portal system
portal vein (current term)
portal veins
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portaloos
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portances
portapack
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Literary usage of Portal vein

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"621 The portal vein is formed by the junction of the superior mesenteric and splenic veins, their union taking place in front of the vena cava and behind ..."

2. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"They gather the blood from the liver (sent in by the portal vein and hepatic arteries) and ... Within the liver the portal vein breaks up into capillaries; ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"When death was found to follow so promptly upon portal vein ligation, the question that arose was whether ligations at different levels would also prove ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"In several cats, Schiff tied the portal vein previous to its entering the liver. The animals did not live beyond one hour and a half, and died quietly. ..."

5. The Lancet (1842)
"... is well adapted for propelling the portal blood through the portal vein, ... and the branches of the portal vein might have resembled the hepatic veins ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"It is composed of the ramifications of the portal vein, of the portal capillaries, the hepatic vein, the hepatic artery, the hepatic duct, of secreting ..."

7. A Text-book of practical medicine, with particular reference to physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1883)
"Its exciting causes are partly injuries of the portal vein, partly inflammation of the parts about it, which extends to the wall of the vein. ..."

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