Definition of Portal system
1. Noun. System of veins that carry blood from the abdominal organs to the liver.
Generic synonyms: Vascular System
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Literary usage of Portal system
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The portal system of Veins. The portal venous system is composed of four large veins ... The veins forming the portal system are : the Superior mesenteric. ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1875)
"Having noticed the effect which has been described from the injection of oxygenated blood into the portal system, it became necessary to ascertain ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Most of the blood of the hind limbs and tail passes either through a portal system in the liver, or else in the kidney, on its road to the heart. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The renal portal system receives its blood from the tail, the hind limbs, ... The suprarenal portal system drains from the abdominal wall and the suprarenal ..."
5. The Lancet (1842)
"He also describes collectively under the name of portal system r¡f the Kidney, all the solitary efferent vessels of the Malpighian bodies, and compares them ..."
6. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The saperi* haemorrhoidal vein being a branch belonging to the portal system, ... THE portal system OF VEINS, The portal vein differs from other veins of ..."