The term "hepatic" refers to the liver. For example, the hepatic duct drains bile from the liver.
Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary. www.stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrH0500008177&termtype=t. Accessed May 13, 2017.
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.