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Portal hypertension   /pˈɔrtəl hˌaɪpərtˈɛnʃən/   Listen
Portal hypertension

noun
1.
Increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins.






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