hepatic portal system


hepatic portal system
receives blood from the spleen and adjacent parts of the stomach (splenic vein), other parts of the stomach (gastric vein), the pancreas, pyloric caecae and adjacent duodenum (pancreaticoduodenal vein), the posterior intestine (intestinal vein), the capillaries of the gall bladder and the adjacent duodenum (several cystic and duodenal veins), and the dorsal surfaces of the ovaries or testes (gonadal veins)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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