Definition of Pulmonary vein

1. Noun. Any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

Definition of Pulmonary vein

1. Noun. (anatomy) In tetrapods, the vein that returns blood to the heart after it has circulated through the lungs. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulmonary Vein

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
pulmonary tuberculosis
pulmonary valve
pulmonary vein (current term)
pulmonic sounds

Literary usage of Pulmonary vein

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

1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"On the left side, the upper left pulmonary vein accompanies the first ventral bronchus, and the lower accompanies the intra-pulmonary part of the stem ..."

2. On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals by William Harvey (1889)
"Farther, in this foramen ovale, from that part which regards the pulmonary vein, there is a thin tough membrane, larger than the opening, extended like an ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"This plexus communicates with branches of the pulmonary artery and empties itself into the pulmonary vein. Others are distributed in the interlobular ..."

4. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"The present paper deals with the study of the relation of the pulmonary artery, the pulmonary vein and the bronchi to each other in specimens of pig and dog ..."

5. A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene: Designed for the Colleges by Calvin Cutter (1858)
"O, O, O, O, O, O, The capillary vessels of the lungs P, P, P, The right pulmonary vein. Q, Q, The left pulmonary vein R, R, The aorta. ..."

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