Definition of pulmonary artery in English:
The artery carrying blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs for oxygenation.
- Unlike the aorta, the body's other main artery, the pulmonary artery, carries oxygen-poor blood.
- Blood then goes through the main pulmonary artery to the right and left pulmonary arteries, which lead blood to the lungs.
- For example, transposition of the great arteries occurs when the pulmonary artery and the aorta are on the wrong sides of the heart.
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