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(Science: clinical sign) enlargement of the spleen.

Origin: Gr. Megas = large

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hepatic portal vein

... hepatic portal system can lead to portal hypertension. Portal hypertension is most often associated with cirrhosis. Patients usually present with splenomegaly, ascites, GI bleeding and/or portal systemic encephalopathy. The consequences of portal hypertension are due to portal systemic anastomosis ...

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by dipjyoti
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: hepatic portal vein
Replies: 11
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