portal circulation


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portal circulation

[′pȯrd·əl ‚sər·kyə′lā·shən]
(physiology)
The passage of venous blood through a portal system.
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Metastasis of a myxoid leiomyosarcoma via the renal and hepatic portal circulation in a sarus crane (Grus antigone).
Tryptophan is converted to indole by intestinal bacteria which is then absorbed into the portal circulation via the intestinal wall.
Major signs and symptoms of liver disease may be indicated by obstruction of the portal circulation and resultant portal vein hypertension (Sartin, 2010), defined as "increased pressure in the portal vein and its tributaries greater than 5 mm Hg" (Minano & Garcia-Tsao, 2010, p.