The term "hepatic" refers to the liver. For example, the hepatic duct drains bile from the liver.
Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary. Available at: www.stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrH0500008177&termtype=t. Accessed April 24, 2015.
Review Date 4/20/2015
Updated by: Subodh K. Lal, MD, Gastroenterologist with Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia, Austell, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.