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The term "hepatic" refers to the liver. For example, the hepatic duct drains bile from the liver.


Klatt EC. The liver and biliary tract. In: Klatt EC, ed. Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 8.

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. Hepatic.  www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/764441/0/hepatic?q=Hepatic. Accessed June 11, 2018.

Review Date 5/13/2019

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.