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Term information


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  • A portal vein that transports nutrients from the digestive tract to the liver[Kardong].
depicted by
has exact synonym
  • liver portal vein
  • hepatic portal tree
  • portal vein of liver
has related synonym
  • primary hepatic portal vein
  • primary hepatic portal veins
  • vena portae hepatis
  • portal vein
  • HPV
homology notes
  • Adults of all vertebrates lose the vitelline veins and establish a single large hepatic portal vein (...) by the selective retention of parts of the left and right subintestinals and of several anastomoses that occur between them within and just posterior to the liver.[well established][VHOG]
  • UBERON:0001639
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taxon notes
  • In humans A vein in the abdominal cavity that drains blood from the gastrointestinal tract and spleen. It is usually formed by the confluence of the superior mesenteric and splenic veins, and also receives blood from the inferior mesenteric, gastric, and cystic veins. The hepatic portal vein is a major component of the hepatic portal system, one of the main portal venous systems in the body. Conditions involving the hepatic portal vein cause considerable illness and death. An important example of such a condition is elevated blood pressure in the hepatic portal vein. This condition, called portal hypertension, is a major complication of cirrhosis worldwide. [WP,unvetted]