pulmonary circulation


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pulmonary circulation

[′pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ‚sər·kyə′lā·shən]
(physiology)
The circulation of blood through the lungs for the purpose of oxygenation and the release of carbon dioxide. Also known as lesser circulation.
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Several risk factors have been identified, including an unfavourable perinatal fetal environment which, in combination with certain epigenetic factors, may play a role in the expression of genes involved in the regulation of perinatal pulmonary circulation (Table 2).
Peacock, Naeije, and Rubin present the fourth edition of their collection of expert and academic contributions on the diseases of pulmonary circulation and their treatment.
By virtue of their structure and architecture, the components of the pulmonary circulation help render this vascular network to be a low-pressure and a low-resistance circulatory system.
This left-to-right shunt, if significant, causes an increase in pulmonary blood flow leading to progressive remodelling of the pulmonary circulation with increased pulmonary vascular resistance and development of pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary circulation in pulmonary atresia can be supplied by a concurrent patent ductus arteriosus or bronchial arteries whereas in CAT, distinct pulmonary arteries arise from the trunk as previously described [4, 29].
Air embolism involving the coronary and pulmonary circulation: An unusual cause of sudden cardiac death.
It results in persistence of the connections between the pulmonary circulation and the vitelline and cardinal venous systems and, thus, drainage into the portal vein and vena cava.
Aneurysm in pulmonary circulation is very rare because of relatively low arterial pressure.
These procedures created an intracardiac baffle to direct deoxygenated blood from the right atrium to the left ventricle for oxygenation via the pulmonary circulation. Then oxygenated pulmonary venous return is directed through the tricuspid valve for distribution via the right ventricle to the systemic circulation.
* pulmonary circulation conveys blood from the heart to the lungs and from the lungs to the heart.