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Pulmonary artery

Descriptions of Pulmonary artery

Pulmonary artery: one of two arteries (branches of the pulmonary trunk) that carry venous blood from the heart to the lungs
Source: WordNet 2.1

Pulmonary artery : large artery originating from the superior surface of right ventricle and carrying deoxygenated blood from heart to lung.
Source: CRISP

Pulmonary artery : The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Pulmonary artery

Pulmonary artery: The pulmonary artery is one of the great vessels of the body. The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs. It runs from the right ventricle of the heart and branches into two sections, the right pulmonary artery and the left pulmonary artery, which carry blood to the smaller branches of arteries, the arterioles, and capillaries in each of the two lungs. Gas exchange occurs where the tiny capillaries surround and come in contact with the alveoli. Here the blood cells release carbon dioxide and pick up fresh oxygen. The pulmonary artery is the only artery after birth that carries deoxygenated blood.

Conditions that afflict the pulmonary artery include trauma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and transposition of the great vessels.

Pulmonary artery: Blood vessel delivering oxygen-poor blood from the right ventricle to the lungs. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: NHLBI)

Closely Related Organs: Pulmonary artery

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Other Names: Pulmonary artery

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Sub Parts: Pulmonary artery

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