ductus arteriosus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ductus arteriosus a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth
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Usage

In literature:

He was the first to describe the ductus arteriosus, and the three coats of the arteries.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
E. Ductus arteriosus in the loop of left vagus nerve, and close to phrenic nerve of left side.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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In news:

Patent ductus arteriosus is a common complication of prematurity that frequently requires surgical or medical treatment.
Patent ductus arteriosus &mdash.
Agenesis of the left pulmonary artery , with patent ductus arteriosus and hypoplasia of the left lung.
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