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pulmonary valve

noun, Anatomy
1.
a semilunar valve between the pulmonary artery and the right ventricle of the heart that prevents the blood from flowing back into the right ventricle.
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Examples for pulmonary valve
  • pulmonary valve stenosis is a heart valve disorder that involves the pulmonary valve.
  • Patients who have continued, severe leakiness of the pulmonary valve may need to have the valve replaced.
  • If possible, the pulmonary valve may be used to replace the aortic valve.
pulmonary valve in Medicine

pulmonary valve n.
A valve with semilunar cusps at the entrance to the pulmonary trunk from the right ventricle of the heart.

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