It is from the pulmonary vein that connection is made with the aorta, starting the blood on its course through the body again.
The opening of the sinus venosus is to the right of this shell, that of the pulmonary vein to the left.
It is then collected by the branches of the pulmonary vein, and conveyed to the left chamber of the heart.
Each lobule has a branch of the pulmonary artery entering it, and a similar rootlet of the pulmonary vein leaving it.
From the lungs the blood returns through the pulmonary vein to the left auricle.
pulmonary vein n.
A vein that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
|pulmonary vein |
Any of the veins that carry blood with high levels of oxygen from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.