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circulation of substances such as bile salts that are absorbed from the intestine and carried to the liver, where they are secreted into the bile and again enter the intestine.
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Circulation of substances such as bile salts, which are absorbed from the intestine and carried to the liver, where they are secreted into the bile and again enter the intestine.
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en·ter·o·he·pat·ic cir·cu·la·tion(en'tĕr-ō-hĕ-pat'ik sĭr'kyū-lā'shŭn)
Absorption from the intestine of hepatic products, notably bile salts, by the portal system; secreted again in bile, these may be recycled several times.
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enterohepatic circulationThe absorption of bile from the intestine and its return to the liver to be resecreted into the bowel.
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