cor pulmonale

cor pulmonale

[kawr pool-muh-nal-ee, -ney-lee, -nah-, puhl-]
noun, plural cordia pulmonalia [kawr-dee-uh pool-muh-nal-ee-uh, -ney-lee-uh, -nah-, puhl-] . Pathology.
a heart condition resulting from disease of the lungs or of their blood vessels.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin: pulmonary heart

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cor pulmonale (kɔː pʌlməˈnɑːlɪ)
 
n
pulmonary heart disease: a serious heart condition in which there is enlargement and failure of the right ventricle resulting from lung disease
 
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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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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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