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.
- Pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome
pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome n. A respiratory disorder occurring in premature infants incapable of normal pulmonary ventilation; the lungs contain widespread focal emphysematous blebs and the parenchyma has thickened alveolar walls. Also called Wilson-Mikity syndrome.
- Pulmonary embolism
pulmonary embolism n. The obstruction of pulmonary arteries, usually by detached fragments of a clot from a leg or pelvic vein.
- Pulmonary emphysema
pulmonary emphysema n. See emphysema.
- Pulmonary hypertension
pulmonary hypertension n. Hypertension in the pulmonary circulation; it may be primary or secondary to pulmonary or cardiac disease.