pulmonary vein

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pulmonary vein

n.
A vein that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

pulmonary vein

n
(Anatomy) any one of the four veins that convey oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the heart

pul′monary vein′


n.
one of the veins conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

pulmonary vein

A vein that carries blood with high levels of oxygen from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulmonary vein - any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heartpulmonary vein - any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
inferior pulmonary vein, vena pulmanalis inferior - either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the inferior lobes of the lungs
superior pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis superior - either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the superior lobes of the lungs
lung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
References in periodicals archive ?
Occasionally there are accessory pulmonary veins, which are named on the basis of the pulmonary lobe that they drain, and present an independent atriopulmonary venous junction separate from the superior and inferior pulmonary veins, without functional significance.
Two variants of the ridge were determined: The prominent ridge was anterior to LSPV and left inferior pulmonary vein (LIPV) in Type A (Fig.
Post-contrast thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed right pulmonary effusion and decreased calibration together with a filling defect of the left inferior pulmonary artery due to a chronic PE (Figure 1a).
We also describe the reconstruction procedures that were successfully used for the concomitantly transected inferior pulmonary vein.