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Hepatic Portal Circulation

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portal vein
a vein that carries blood from one capillary network to another
hepatic portal vein
formed by the union of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins
hepatic portal vein
splenic vein
superior mesenteric vein
hepatic portal vein
receives blood from capillaries of digestive organs
hepatic portal vein
delivers blood to sinusoids in the liver
sinusoids
capillary-like structures in the liver
sinusoids
(3)
hepatic portal circulation
venous blood from GI organs and spleen, rich with substances absorbed from the GI tract, is delivered to the hepatic portal vein and enters the liver, eventually leaving through hepatic veins
liver
in hepatic portal circulation, this processes substances absorbed from the GI tract before they pass into general circulation
hepatic artery
at the same time as hepatic portal circulation, the liver receives oxygenated blood from the systemic circulation via this
sinusoids
oxygenated blood from the hepatic artery and deoxygenated blood from the hepatic portal vein mix within these
hepatic veins
all blood leaves the sinusoids of the liver through these
inferior vena cava
hepatic veins drain into this
liver
hepatic artery
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