pul·​mo·​nary | \ ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) , ˈpəl- How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) \

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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Estrada has a blood clotting disorder and has survived two pulmonary embolisms. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Stroke survivors of all ages celebrate and thrive at gathering in Fountain Valley," 6 June 2019 Patients have also used clubs to buy drugs for cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. The Economist, "Desperate patients turn to buyers clubs," 21 June 2019 The cause was complications from pulmonary fibrosis, said a son, Doug Miles. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 20 June 2019 New details in the death of a Texas sheriff’s deputy who had significant head injuries revealed the 19-year veteran suffered a pulmonary embolism, according to reports. Fox News, "Fort Worth sheriff's deputy died of pulmonary embolism, medical examiner says," 16 June 2019 The most common modern theory suggests that the outbreaks may have been a form of hantavirus, similar to a hantavirus pulmonary syndrome that struck the American southwest in the 1990s. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Cause of Prince Arthur Tudor's Death Remains a Medical Mystery," 13 May 2019 The suit claims the faked research was conducted by former research technician Erin Potts-Kant, who was supervised by pulmonary medicine researcher William Michael Foster. Emery P. Dalesio, The Seattle Times, "Duke University pays $112M to settle faked-research lawsuit," 25 Mar. 2019 These are what doctors often call short or long sleepers, Rajkumar Dasgupta, M.D., a clinician and associate professor at Keck Medicine of USC’s division of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, tells SELF. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Sleep Do I Need?," 21 Mar. 2019 One of her projects involved pediatric pulmonary medicine. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "A research biologist was raped and killed 24 years ago. Police say attacker may have looked like this.," 9 July 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 How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) , ˈpəl- How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) \

Medical Definition of pulmonary

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

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