portal circulation

noun Physiology.

blood flow in a portal system.

Nearby words

  1. portage,
  2. portage la prairie,
  3. portakabin,
  4. portal,
  5. portal canal,
  6. portal cirrhosis,
  7. portal fissure,
  8. portal frame,
  9. portal hypertension,
  10. portal lobule of liver

Origin of portal circulation

First recorded in 1870–75

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Medicine definitions for portal circulation

portal circulation


Circulation of blood to the liver from the small intestine via the portal vein.

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