One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A vein carrying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
- ‘The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs via the pulmonary vein and transfers it through the mitral valve into the left ventricle.’
- ‘The newly oxygenated blood leaves the lungs through the pulmonary veins and heads back to the heart.’
- ‘In the lungs, oxygen enriches the blood, which circulates to the heart's left side in blood vessels called pulmonary veins.’
- ‘The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood (dark red) from the body; the left atrium receive oxygenated blood from the lungs the pulmonary veins.’
- ‘Blood, rich in oxygen and poor in carbon dioxide, enters the left atrium from the lungs via pulmonary veins.’
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