Cor-pulmonale meaning

kôr' po͝ol'mə-nä'lē, -năl'ē, pŭl'-
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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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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A change in structure and function of the right ventricle of the heart as a result of a respiratory disorder.
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Origin of cor-pulmonale

  • New Latin cor pulmōnāle Latin cor heart New Latin pulmōnāle neuter of pulmōnālis of the lungs
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition