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portal hypertension <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran

in A Dictionary of Nursing

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199211777
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191726774
portal hypertension n.

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a state in which the pressure within the hepatic portal vein is increased, causing enlargement of the spleen and ascites.

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