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All you need to know about the Hepatic Portal Vein

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Most students and explorers are extremely bemused and puzzled amidst the Knowledge of Hepatic Portal vein may be because of poor Educational standard or foundation.

We have gathered some possible knowledge about Hepatic Portal vein so to enlighten your understanding.

What is the Hepatic Portal Vein?

In common definition, it’s a vein that directs blood or nutrient to the liver for exploration then to the circulatory system for circulation.

In a vivid expanded definition, it’s A vessel that moves blood from the spleen and gastrointestinal tract to the liver. It is approximately three to four inches in length and is usually formed by the merging of the superior mesenteric and splenic veins behind the upper edge of the head of the pancreas.

As it is mentioned above,  it’s formed by the superior mesenteric and splenic veins or sometimes superior and inferior Mesenteric vein which comes from the pancreas.

Having known the meaning we would head to their actual contribution to the body.

The Hepatic portal vein is responsible to direct blood or nutrient to the liver for a check-up and then send them to the circulatory system for circulation.

These are the mechanism.

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1. The small intestine absorbs digested food and diffuses them to the blood through the help of villi.

2. The Hepatic Portal Vein directs the blood to the liver for examination.

3. Then finally, directs the blood to the circulatory system for Circulation.

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