ductus arteriosus

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duc·tus ar·te·ri·o·sus

 (dŭk′təs är-tîr′ē-ō′səs)
A fetal blood vessel that connects the left pulmonary artery with the descending aorta and that normally closes at birth.

[Modern Latin : ductus, duct (from Latin, act of leading; see duct) + artēriōsus, arterial (from Latin artēria, artery; see artery + -ōsus, adj. suff.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ductus arteriosus - a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth
fetus, foetus - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates
patent ductus arteriosus - a ductus arteriosus that failed to close at birth; may require surgical correction

ductus arteriosus

n conducto arterioso; patent — — conducto arterioso persistente
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Each was born with a congenital heart condition-patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, or ventricular septal defect-that affects the way blood is pumped through the heart.
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Mary had been diagnosed with a heart murmur at five years old by her school doctor, which would later be diagnosed as a leak in the heart called paten ductus arteriosus.
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2009): a) missing important records of medical history, including equivocation of conceptus age (nine cases that met the criteria); b) maternal ill conditions, including gestation weeks <20 or >44, gestational diabetes or diabetes with pregnancy, congenital cardiopathy with pregnancy, conditions of illness with fever (>38[degrees]C), exposure to pesticides within 3-8 gestation weeks, or history of consanguineous mating or genetic defects (18 cases); c) twin pregnancy (6 cases); and d) isolated patent ductus arteriosus in premature birth (5 cases).
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