Glisson, Francis

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Glisson, Francis

(glis'on)
Brit. physician and anatomist, 1597–1677.

Glisson's capsule

The fibrous connective tissue membrane that covers the liver and the bases of the hepatic duct, hepatic artery, and portal vein.
Synonym: fibrous capsule of the liver

Glisson's disease

Vitamin D deficiency. See: osteomalacia; rickets

Glisson,

Francis, English physician, anatomist, physiologist and pathologist, 1597-1677.
Glisson capsule - a layer of connective tissue ensheathing the liver, hepatic artery, portal vein, and bile ducts. Synonym(s): fibrous capsule of liver
Glisson cirrhosis - chronic perihepatitis with thickening and subsequent contraction, resulting in atrophy and deformity of the liver. Synonym(s): capsular cirrhosis of liver
Glisson disease
Glisson sling - used in cervical traction to support the head.
Glisson sphincter - the smooth muscle sphincter of the hepatopancreatic ampulla within the duodenal papilla. Synonym(s): sphincter of hepatopancreatic ampulla