pulmonary artery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pulmonary artery one of two arteries (branches of the pulmonary trunk) that carry venous blood from the heart to the lungs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pulmonary artery See the Note under Artery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pulmonary artery an artery which brings blood from the heart to the lungs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pulmonariuspulmo, pulmonis, a lung—Gr. pleumōn, pneumōn, lung.

Usage

In literature:

It may also mean that embolism has taken place, and the pulmonary artery is blocked, withholding blood from the lungs.
"The Grey Room" by Eden Phillpotts
The root of the lung, as it is called, is formed by the bronchi, two pulmonary arteries, and two pulmonary veins.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Pulmonary artery, 1, 2.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Both pulmonary arteries in the rabbit are derived from the left sixth vascular arch (= fourth branchial).
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The arteries, commencing in two great trunks, the aorta and the pulmonary artery, undergo division, as in the branching of a tree.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Origin of pulmonary artery.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The semilunar valves of the pulmonary artery and aorta were unusually small, and their bases cartilaginous.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
Physiology, now adds a fourth, in which the aorta and pulmonary artery were found to have changed places.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
All the arteries except the pulmonary and its branches carry bright-red blood, and all the veins, except the pulmonary veins, carry dark-red blood.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The PULMONARY ARTERY commences in front of the origin of the aorta.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
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In news:

In this podcast, Jennifer Shepherd, a pharmacist in the FDA's Division of Drug Information, discusses the increased risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with Sprycel (dasatinib), a drug indicated to treat leukemia.
CircuLite Awarded Grant from Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund to Develop Right-Heart Circulatory Support System for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).
FDA Approves TYVASO Inhalation Solution for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
CircuLite Awarded Grant from Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund to Develop Right-Heart Circulatory Support System for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ( PAH ).
Formation of plexiform lesions in experimental severe pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Agenesis of the left pulmonary artery , with patent ductus arteriosus and hypoplasia of the left lung.
A CT scan at the Hoboken University Medical Center showed she suffered from pulmonary embolism a deadly condition caused by blood clots traveling from one part of the body into the lungs, blocking one or more arteries.
Emmanuel Morantus, 73, uses the help of an oxygen tank to breathe because his lungs were damaged by pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The Food and Drug Administration has reportedly warned against Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMY) leukemia drug sprycel, claiming it may increase the risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension .
METRIC launched in 2005 and offers FPs online learning modules on various clinical topics, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease, depression, diabetes and hypertension.
Pulmonary embolism results from the passing of a blood clot, or emboli, through the pulmonary arteries in the heart.
Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, the company said.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug made by Mylan for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, the drug maker said Tuesday.
Sildenafil citrate, sold as Viagra , Revatio and under various other trade names, is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
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In science:

Figure 1: Left: Electron micrograph of rat pulmonary artery stained for SERCA1 (gold particles inside dashed circles).
Gold particle quantification in immuno-gold labelled sections for transmission electron microscopy
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