Pulmonary valve
One of the four valves in the heart, the pulmonary valve stands at the opening from the right ventricle in the pulmonary artery trunk. It lets blood head in the right direction (toward the lungs) and keeps it from sloshing back from the pulmonary artery into the heart.

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pulmonary valve n a valve consisting of three semilunar cusps separating the pulmonary trunk from the right ventricle

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valve of pulmonary trunk, pulmonic valve valva trunci pulmonalis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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