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Ch.13/MED 126:

The Vascular System-Hepatic Portal Circulation

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In this specialized pathway of systemic circulation, blood from the ___________ and ______ circulates through the liver before returning to the heart. Digestive organs, spleen
The portal vein is formed by the unio0 of two large veins, the _______ vein and the _______ vein. Superior mesenteric, splenic
From the portal vein, blood flows into the ________ in the liver and then to the hepatic veins to the ____________, which returns blood to the right atrium. Sinusoids, inferior vena cava
The hepatic portal circulation differs in that there are tow sets of _______ in which exchanges take place. Capillaries
The first set of capillaries is in the _______ and _______, and the second set of capillaries is the sinusoids in the _______? Digestive organs & spleen, liver
Created by: laceylake