pul·​mo·​nary | \ ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē, ˈpəl- \

Definition of pulmonary

1a : of, relating to, affecting, or occurring in the lungs pulmonary tissue pulmonary edema
b : carried on by the lungs pulmonary respiration
2 : pulmonate
3 : occurring in the pulmonary artery a pulmonary embolism

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Several birth complications led to the tennis star suffering from a pulmonary embolism, and having to undergo multiple surgeries as a result. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Serena Williams' Daughter Couldn't Stop Clapping at Her Mom's Latest Tennis Match," 29 Dec. 2018 He was hospitalized and died on June 6 of what appears to have been hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, an advanced stage of the virus, according to the New York State Department of Health’s preliminary findings. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "Rare Hantavirus May Have Caused Belmont Racetrack Worker’s Death," 22 June 2018 Hantavirus can cause a complication in humans known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), which is a severe and potentially life-threatening respiratory disease. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Know About Hantavirus—the Rare Illness That Killed a Woman in New Mexico," 2 May 2018 There’s also high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), another potentially life-threatening form of altitude sickness. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Exactly Is Altitude Sickness?," 20 Dec. 2018 The death in 1975 of a 5-month-old boy was attributed after an autopsy to acute pulmonary edema. Chris Carola, Fox News, "Woman who killed daughter in '80s granted parole on 7th try," 16 July 2018 If the swelling in your lungs exacerbates, however, a dangerous condition called high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) can occur. Brad Stulberg, Outside Online, "What Happens to Your Body When You Climb Everest," 11 June 2018 Physician Russell Harland is a specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine with ProHealth Medical Group. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Have respiratory and sinus problems? Salt therapy could help. It did for me.," 25 May 2018 Just days after the team’s loss to the New York Giants at Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, he was hospitalized after being stricken with pneumonia and obstructed pulmonary disease. Marvin Pave And Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Gil Santos, the Patriots play-by-play man for more than three decades, dies on his birthday," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pulmonary

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for pulmonary

Latin pulmonarius, from pulmon-, pulmo lung; akin to Greek pleumōn lung, Sanskrit kloman right lung

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English Language Learners Definition of pulmonary

medical : relating to the lungs


pul·​mo·​nary | \ ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē, ˈpəl- \

Medical Definition of pulmonary

: relating to, functioning like, associated with, or carried on by the lungs

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