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Medical Term:

pulmonary trunk


origin, right ventricle of heart; distribution, it divides into the right pulmonary artery and the left pulmonary artery, which enter the corresponding lungs and branch along with the segmental bronchi.

Synonym(s): truncus pulmonalisTA, arteria pulmonalis, pulmonary artery, venous artery

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