Hepatic Circulatory System: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series. The liver has a unique blood supply system as it has 2 blood supplies, the portal vein from the gut and the hepatic artery from the heart. The portal vein carries nutrient-rich blood to the liver and the hepatic artery carries oxygen-rich blood to the liver. The portal vein system is a network of blood vessels. They transport blood through the intestine, the stomach, the spleen, and the pancreas. Now the hepatic vein carries oxygen-depleted blood from the liver back to the heart via the inferior vena cava, and remember the spleen, that underrated friend, is the largest lymphatic organ and it plays a supporting role in filtering, fluid balance, and fighting infection. Thank you for watching our video today.

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    The lecture Hepatic Circulatory System: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Liver Functions and Dysfunctions (Nursing).

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    1. Inferior vena cava
    2. Superior vena cava
    3. Portal vein
    4. Cystic vein

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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