Definition of Pulmonary artery

1. Noun. One of two arteries (branches of the pulmonary trunk) that carry venous blood from the heart to the lungs.

Exact synonyms: Arteria Pulmonalis
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery
Specialized synonyms: Pulmonary Trunk, Truncus Pulmonalis

Definition of Pulmonary artery

1. Noun. (anatomy) The artery that connects the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulmonary Artery

pulmonary alveolus
pulmonary anthrax
pulmonary arteries
pulmonary artery (current term)
pulmonary circulation
pulmonary congestion
pulmonary edema
pulmonary embolism
pulmonary embolisms
pulmonary emphysema
pulmonary function test
pulmonary oedema
pulmonary pleura
pulmonary plexis
pulmonary reserve
pulmonary stenosis
pulmonary toilet
pulmonary trunk

Literary usage of Pulmonary artery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The pulmonary artery conveys the venous blood from the right side of the ... In front, the pulmonary artery is separated from the anterior extremity of the ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"A STUDY OF ANEURISM OF THE pulmonary artery, WITH THE REPORT OF A CASE. ... Aneurisms of the pulmonary artery, such as I have been considering, ..."

3. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"This sac is attached to the aorta at the point of origin of the subclavian artery, to the pulmonary artery at its bifurcation, and to the venae cavas and ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"But the thrombosed auricular appendix would from its position readily become an instrument for compressing the pulmonary artery, especially when in the ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The root of the left pulmonary artery is connected to the under surface of the ... The terminal branches of the pulmonary artery will be described with the ..."

6. A Treatise on human physiology: Designed for the Use of Students and by John Call Dalton (1871)
"... lateral division is the trunk of the pulmonary artery (a), giving off the right and left pulmonary branches (3,3), at a short distance from its origin. ..."

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