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Pulmonary artery

Pulmonary \Pul"mo*na*ry\, a. [L. pulmonarius, from pulmo, -onis, a lung; of uncertain origin, perh. named from its lightness, and akin to E. float: cf. F. pulmonaire. Cf. Pneumonia.] Of or pertaining to the lungs; affecting the lungs; pulmonic.

Pulmonary artery. See the Note under Artery.

pulmonary artery

n. (context anatomy English) The artery that connects the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs.

pulmonary artery

n. one of two arteries (branches of the pulmonary trunk) that carry venous blood from the heart to the lungs [syn: arteria pulmonalis]

Pulmonary artery

The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs. It is the only artery (other than the umbilical arteries in the fetus) that carries deoxygenated blood.

Usage examples of "pulmonary artery".

Her aortic arch, pulmonary artery, heart, and pericardial sac were penetrated.

The vena cavae feed from the left and the pulmonary artery receives the blood from your left ventricle.

A ductus arteriosus was observed to communicate between the pulmonary artery and the descending aorta.

The worst damage and the most dangerous was to the pulmonary artery, the main supplier of oxygen to the lungs.

The alveoli themselves, grape-like clusters of membrane on the lung wall, collapse because blood cannot get through the pulmonary artery.

The Phymechs had killed this man as surely as if they had slashed his pulmonary artery.

Within this beat the heart, centered rather than situated to the left as he had thought, still pumping the red blood up the huge aortic artery toward brain and kidneys, and the blue blood up the pulmonary artery to the lungs for oxygenation.

A Swan-Ganz catheter was in place, monitoring the pressure in the pulmonary artery.

A blood clot had lodged in her pulmonary artery, and she was gone, despite all their efforts.