Definition of pulmonary artery in English:

pulmonary artery


  • The artery carrying blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs for oxygenation.

    • ‘For example, transposition of the great arteries occurs when the pulmonary artery and the aorta are on the wrong sides of the heart.’
    • ‘When the ventricles are normally situated, this means that the aorta is connected to the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery to the left ventricle.’
    • ‘When adult heartworms die, the blood carries them to the pulmonary arteries and lungs where they often become lodged.’
    • ‘Blood then goes through the main pulmonary artery to the right and left pulmonary arteries, which lead blood to the lungs.’
    • ‘Unlike the aorta, the body's other main artery, the pulmonary artery, carries oxygen-poor blood.’