NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,990 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- portal hypertension
- listen (POR-tul HY-per-TEN-shun)
- High blood pressure in the vein that carries blood to the liver from the stomach, small and large intestines, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder. It is usually caused by a block in the blood flow through the liver due to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver.