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Dr. Kennedy The capsule of Glisson is the capsule of the liver. It is a layer of connective tissue surrounding the liver and ensheathing the hepatic artery, portal vein, and bile ducts within the liver. It is named for the British physician, anatomist, physiologist, and pathologist Francis Glisson (1597-1677). "Capsule" has many meanings. In medicine, it is a membranous structure that envelops an organ, a joint, tumor, or any other part of the body. It is usually made up of dense collagen-containing connective tissue.

(In pharmacy, a solid dosage form in which the drug is enclosed in a hard or soft soluble container, usually of a form of gelatin and in microbiology, a coat around a microbe, such as a bacterium or fungus.)

The word "capsulitis" refers to Inflammation of the capsule of the liver, the ocular lens of the eye, or the capsule of a joint.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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