Enterohepatic circulation

enterohepatic circulation en·ter·o·he·pat·ic circulation (ěn’tə-rō-hĭ-pāt’ĭk)
Circulation of substances such as bile salts, which are absorbed from the intestine and carried to the liver, where they are secreted into the bile and again enter the intestine.


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