Glisson, Francis

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Glisson, Francis

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


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