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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For instance, a pulmonary embolism, or when blood supply to a lung gets blocked by a blood clot, can cause chest pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "Is Your Chest Pain Physical or Mental?," 14 Nov. 2018 The cause was pulmonary fibrosis, said his wife, Cynthia Benson. Peter Condliffe, Washington Post, "Community deaths," 2 July 2018 Knievel attempted more than 75 jumps on his motorcycle before his death from pulmonary heart disease in 2007 at age 69. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Evel Knievel Rides Again! Travis Pastrana Completes 3 of Daredevil's Most Famous Jumps," 9 July 2018 In a recent study in China, one doctor decided to test his theory that tai chi could be substituted for traditional Western pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). Houston Chronicle, "How to “live long and prosper”," 7 July 2018 The highest number of pleas for help related to Actelion Pharmaceuticals’ pulmonary hypertension drug Tracleer. Sydney Lupkin — Kaiser Health News, STAT, "Drug makers blamed for blocking generics have jacked up prices and cost U.S. billions," 23 May 2018 The highest number of pleas for help related to Actelion Pharmaceuticals’ pulmonary hypertension drug Tracleer. Sydney Lupkin, Washington Post, "Drugmakers Blamed For Blocking Generics Have Milked Prices And Cost U.S. Billions," 23 May 2018 Cancer drug Revlimid, made by Celgene, was the subject of 13 letters, while Actelion’s Tracleer, another pulmonary arterial hypertension drug, is named 14 times. NBC News, "FDA publishes shame list of firms fighting generic competitors," 17 May 2018 Anecdotal reports suggest it as a treatment for infectious, autoimmune, cardiovascular, pulmonary and gastrointestinal diseases; neuropathic pain; and other chronic pain conditions. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman," 22 Mar. 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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