portal vein

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Synonyms for portal vein

a short vein that carries blood into the liver

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In this study, we first documented the localization of FVIIIRAg in the vascular endothelium of portal vessels and central veins, which are the systemic vasculature.
Some blood enters so-called short portal vessels, which are sinusoidal vessels that converge on a capillary bed in the anterior pituitary gland.
Alternatively, these neurohormones can enter the anterior pituitary gland via the short portal vessels.
Therefore, the secretory products of hypothalamic neurons that impinge upon the primary capillary plexus enter the blood and are carried via the portal vessels to the secondary capillary plexus.
The vascular inflammatory process leads to deposits of fibrin in the portal vessels, causing obstruction.