Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms
pulmonary capillary wedge pressure in Medicine

pulmonary capillary wedge pressure

n.
  1. An indirect indication of left atrial pressure obtained by wedging a catheter into a small pulmonary artery tightly enough to block flow from behind and thus to sample the pressure beyond.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.