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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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  • n. a change in structure and function of the right ventricle of the heart as a result of a respiratory disorder.

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  • n. enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart due to disease of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels

Etymologies

New Latin cor pulmōnāle : Latin cor, heart + New Latin pulmōnāle, neuter of pulmōnālis, of the lungs.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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