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Pulmonary valve

Descriptions of Pulmonary valve

Pulmonary valve: a semilunar valve between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery; prevents blood from flowing from the artery back into the heart
Source: WordNet 2.1

Pulmonary valve : A valve situated at the entrance to the pulmonary trunk from the right ventricle.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Pulmonary valve

Pulmonary valve: The pulmonary valve is located in the heart between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. The pulmonary valve ensures that blood flows from the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery in only one direction. In a healthy person, the pulmonary valve has three cusps that open in one direction as blood is pumped through the valve into the pulmonary artery. The pulmonary valve then closes and makes a seal to prevent the backflow of blood back into the right ventricle. The pulmonary valve is opened by the increased pressure created by the pumping action of the chambers of the heart.

Conditions that afflict the pulmonary valve include pulmonic valve disease, valvular heart disease, pulmonic regurgitation, pulmonic stenosis, myocardial infarction, infection, congenital valve disease, and heart disease.

Closely Related Organs: Pulmonary valve

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Pulmonary valve:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Pulmonary valve

The following conditions are related to the organ: Pulmonary valve:

Sub Parts: Pulmonary valve

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Pulmonary valve:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Pulmonary valve

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Pulmonary valve:

Condition count: 3 ; see list below.

Organ types: Heart (55), Heart valves (8)

Related organs: heart (55), lungs (73), right ventricle, heart valves (8)

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Pulmonary valve: Related Topics

Diseases List for Pulmonary valve:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Pulmonary valve' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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