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cor pulmonale

[kawr poo l-muh-nal-ee, -ney-lee, -nah-, puhl-] /ˈkɔr ˌpʊl məˈnæl i, -ˈneɪ li, -ˈnɑ-, ˌpʌl-/
noun, plural cordia pulmonalia
[kawr-dee-uh poo l-muh-nal-ee-uh, -ney-lee-uh, -nah-, puhl-] /ˈkɔr di ə ˌpʊl məˈnæl i ə, -ˈneɪ li ə, -ˈnɑ-, ˌpʌl-/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a heart condition resulting from disease of the lungs or of their blood vessels.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin: pulmonary heart
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British Dictionary definitions for cor pulmonale

cor pulmonale

/kɔː pʌlməˈnɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
pulmonary heart disease: a serious heart condition in which there is enlargement and failure of the right ventricle resulting from lung disease
Word Origin
New Latin
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cor pulmonale in Medicine

cor pulmonale cor pul·mo·na·le (pul'mə-nā'lē, pŭl'-)
n.
Acute strain or hypertrophy of the right ventricle caused by a disorder of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels.

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Encyclopedia Article for cor pulmonale

enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart, resulting from disorders of the lungs or blood vessels of the lungs or from abnormalities of the chest wall. A person with cor pulmonale has a chronic cough, experiences difficulty in breathing after exertion, wheezes, and is weak and easily fatigued. Fluid may collect in the legs; pain may be felt in the right upper portion of the abdomen; digestive disturbances may be noted; the neck veins are distended; and the fingertips may be clubbed.

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