left-to-right shunt


A diversion of blood from the left side of the heart to the right, as through a septal defect.
A diversion of blood from the systemic circulation to the pulmonary circulation, as through a patent ductus arteriosus.

Nearby words

  1. left-handedness,
  2. left-hander,
  3. left-laid,
  4. left-luggage office,
  5. left-of-center,
  6. left-wing,
  7. left-winger,
  8. leftie,
  9. leftish,
  10. leftism

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