What is the significance of hepatic portal system in the circulatory system?

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A unique vascular connection exists between the digestive tract and liver called hepatic portal system. The hepatic portal vein carries blood from intestine to the liver before it is delivered to the systemic circulation. This ensures that the liver, which has the metabolic versatility to inter convert various organic molecules has first access to nutrients after the food is digested.