hepatic encephalopathy n.
See portal-systemic encephalopathy.
- Hepatic flexure
hepatic flexure n. See right colic flexure.
hepatico- pref. Liver, hepatic: hepaticotomy.
- Hepatic lobule
hepatic lobule n. A polygonal histologic unit of the liver, consisting of masses of liver cells arranged around a central vein that is a terminal branch of one of the hepatic veins, and at whose periphery branches of the portal vein, hepatic artery, and bile duct are located.
hepaticodochotomy he·pat·i·co·do·chot·o·my (hĭ-pāt’ĭ-kō-dō-kŏt’ə-mē) n. Incision into the common bile duct and the hepatic duct.