Associations to the word «Pulmonary»


PULMONARY, adjective. (anatomy) Pertaining to, having, or affecting the lungs.
PULMONARY ALVEOLUS, noun. (anatomy) A small air sac in the lungs, where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged with the blood.
PULMONARY ARTERIES, noun. Plural of pulmonary artery
PULMONARY ARTERY, noun. (anatomy) The artery that connects the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs.
PULMONARY CIRCULATION, noun. (anatomy) The part of blood circulation which carries oxygen-depleted blood away from the heart, to the lungs, and returns oxygenated blood back to the heart.
PULMONARY EDEMA, noun. (medicine) The accumulation of fluid in the tissue of the lungs.
PULMONARY EMBOLISM, noun. (pathology) The embolism or obstruction of a pulmonary artery, usually by a detached blood clot from a leg or pelvic vein, which causes a stoppage of blood into the lungs; symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, and sometimes death.
PULMONARY EMBOLISMS, noun. Plural of pulmonary embolism
PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA, noun. A chronic lung disease characterised by an abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces, resulting in laboured breathing and caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, most commonly tobacco smoke.
PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST, noun. (medicine) A test of the function of lungs, such as spirometry.
PULMONARY OEDEMA, noun. (British spelling) Alternative spelling of pulmonary edema
PULMONARY PLEURA, noun. (anatomy) Visceral pleura.
PULMONARY TOILET, noun. (medicine) The cleaning of secretions from the airways of a person (as part of pulmonary hygiene).
PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS, noun. (pathology) The most common form of active tuberculosis (TB) infecting the lungs.
PULMONARY VEIN, noun. (anatomy) In tetrapods, the vein that returns blood to the heart after it has circulated through the lungs.

Dictionary definition

PULMONARY, adjective. Relating to or affecting the lungs; "pulmonary disease".

Wise words

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