Portal vein

Portal Vein: A short thick vein formed by union of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein.1

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Portal Vein: A short thick trunk vein that transports blood containing the absorbed products of digestion from the intestine directly to the liver.2

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.

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