cor pulmonale


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cor pul·mo·na·le

 (kôr′ po͝ol′mə-nä′lē, -năl′ē, pŭl′-)
n.
Acute strain or hypertrophy of the right ventricle caused by a disorder of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels.

[New Latin cor pulmōnāle : Latin cor, heart + New Latin pulmōnāle, neuter of pulmōnālis, of the lungs.]

cor pulmonale

(kɔː pʌlməˈnɑːlɪ)
n
(Pathology) pulmonary heart disease: a serious heart condition in which there is enlargement and failure of the right ventricle resulting from lung disease
[New Latin]

cor pulmonale

Disease of the heart caused by disease of the blood vessels to the lungs or disease of the lungs themselves.
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Noun1.cor pulmonale - enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart due to disease of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
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