Hepatic portal circulation

What is Hepatic portal circulation?

Hepatic portal circulation meaning This route of circulation route travels back and forth from the intestine of the digestive tract to the liver. This route is used to store excess sugars from digestion into the liver after a meal and to release sugars stored in the liver as glycogen between meals to maintain blood glucose levels. See also: Systemic circulation, coronary circulation, pulmonary circulation, cerebral circulation, fetal circulation.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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