right-to-left shunt

n.

The passage of blood from the right side of the heart into the left, as through a septal defect.
The passage of blood from the pulmonary artery into the aorta, as through a patent ductus arteriosus.

Nearby words

  1. right-side out,
  2. right-side up,
  3. right-thinking,
  4. right-to-die,
  5. right-to-know,
  6. right-to-life,
  7. right-to-work,
  8. right-to-work law,
  9. right-to-work laws,
  10. right-wing


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