Central Vein

The central vein of the lobules will converge to form two hepatic veins, which will carry blood from the liver to the inferior vena cava. In the middle of each lobule is a central vein and at the periphery of each lobule are branches of the hepatic portal vein and hepatic artery, opening into spaces between hepatic plates. Arterial blood and portal venous blood, containing nutrient molecules absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract mix as the blood flows from the periphery of the lobule to the central vein.


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