Definition of Portal hypertension
1. Noun. Increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins.
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Literary usage of Portal hypertension
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1. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"The diagnosis of the site of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in patients with established portal hypertension. Endoscopy 1977;9:131-5. 140. ..."
2. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"The most frequent causes of portal hypertension and ascitis are liver diseases such as alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and cancer, etc. ..."
3. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"Markers for hepatitis B have been found in some patients with alcohol-induced liver disease, especially in those with portal hypertension. ..."
4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1902)
"portal hypertension, which may be acute, subacute, or chronic, coincides physiologically with anaemia, with arterial hypertension and with various toxic ..."
5. Therapeutic Gazette (1901)
"(2) Pulmonary hypertension, which is observed in mitral stenosis and leads to arrhythmia in some cases. (3) portal hypertension, in which milk, vegetables, ..."