streamlining

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streamlining

physiological phenomenon of blood flow which passes through a vessel without complete mixing so that blood from two different sources and with different composition can flow side by side within the one vessel. May occur in the portal vein and be the possible explanation for the occasional limitation of lesions of toxopathic hepatitis to one lobe of the liver.

streamlining portal blood flow
laminar flow applied to the blood flowing through the portal vein to the liver.