pulmonary alveolar proteinosis n.
A chronic progressive lung disease of adults characterized by alveolar accumulation of granular proteinaceous material and little inflammatory cellular exudate.
noun, Anatomy. 1. an artery conveying venous blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs. noun 1. either of the two arteries that convey oxygen-depleted blood from the heart to the lungs pulmonary artery n. pulmonary artery The artery that carries blood with low levels of oxygen from the right ventricle of […]
- Pulmonary atresia
pulmonary atresia n. The congenital absence of the normal valvular orifice into the pulmonary artery.
- Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure
pulmonary capillary wedge pressure n. An indirect indication of left atrial pressure obtained by wedging a catheter into a small pulmonary artery tightly enough to block flow from behind and thus to sample the pressure beyond.
noun, Physiology. 1. the circulation of blood from the heart to the lungs for oxygenation and back to the heart. pulmonary circulation n. The passage of blood from the right ventricle through the pulmonary artery to the lungs and back through the pulmonary veins to the left atrium.