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left-to-right shunt

left-to-right shunt in Medicine

left-to-right shunt n.

  1. A diversion of blood from the left side of the heart to the right, as through a septal defect.

  2. A diversion of blood from the systemic circulation to the pulmonary circulation, as through a patent ductus arteriosus.

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