pulmonary circulation

noun

Definition of pulmonary circulation

: the passage of blood from the right side of the heart through arteries to the lungs where it picks up oxygen and is returned to the left side of the heart by veins

First Known Use of pulmonary circulation

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pulmonary circulation was circa 1890

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“Pulmonary circulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulmonary%20circulation. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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pulmonary circulation

noun

Medical Definition of pulmonary circulation

: the passage of venous blood from the right atrium of the heart through the right ventricle and pulmonary arteries to the lungs where it is oxygenated and its return via the pulmonary veins to enter the left auricle and participate in the systemic circulation

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