portal vein

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  • noun

Synonyms for portal vein

a short vein that carries blood into the liver

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The vascular inflammatory process leads to deposits of fibrin in the portal vessels, causing obstruction.
This may be due to the fact that the blood supply of the posterior lobe originates from the hypophyseal artery, whereas the anterior lobe is supplied by the portal vessels resulting in a less direct pathway for hematogenous spread.