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.)]
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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
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ductus arteriosus

n conducto arterioso; patent — — conducto arterioso persistente
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Less than two years later, Reggie's little sister Gracie was born with congenital heart conditions called double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary stenosis and patent arterial duct, meaning that a tube between her heart and lungs had not formed properly.
Patients with severe desaturation were maintained on oral Prostaglandin E2 1 to 2 hrly before, during, and shortly after intervention by a dose of 25 microgram/kg/dose to maintain arterial duct patency.
Results: Hemodynamic and anatomic disorders including myocardial dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension and patent arterial duct (PDA) were strongly associated with birth asphyxia (P< 0.05).
Rocco had a condition called patent arterial duct, which meant his blood flow was abnormal and his organs did not work properly.
The ascending aorta, pulmonary artery, and arterial duct were fully dissociated.
Kreitmann, "Isolated left common carotid artery connected to the pulmonary artery: where was the arterial duct?" World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Hearth Surgery, vol.
Severe haemolysis after transcatheter closure of a patent arterial duct with the new Amplatzer duct occluder.
Gemma, 27, said: "The interruption to her aortic arch meant that blood supply to the lower half of her body would be cut off once the arterial duct closed.