ductus arteriosus definition

  • noun:
    • a shunt that links the pulmonary artery toward aorta during fetal development
    • a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary blood supply by connecting the pulmonary artery straight to the ascending aorta; generally closes at beginning
    • a shunt that links the pulmonary artery into aorta during fetal development
    • a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary blood supply by linking the pulmonary artery straight to the ascending aorta; usually closes at birth

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