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Descriptor English:   Ductus Arteriosus, Patent 
Descriptor Spanish:   Conducto Arterioso Permeable 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Permeabilidade do Canal Arterial 
Synonyms English:   Patency of the Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Ductus Arteriosus Familial  
Tree Number:   C14.240.400.340
C14.280.400.340
C16.131.240.400.340
Definition English:   A congenital heart defect characterized by the persistent opening of fetal DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS that connects the PULMONARY ARTERY to the descending aorta (AORTA, DESCENDING) allowing unoxygenated blood to bypass the lung and flow to the PLACENTA. Normally, the ductus is closed shortly after birth. 
See Related English:   Persistent Fetal Circulation Syndrome
 
History Note English:   65(64) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications DI diagnosis
DG diagnostic imaging DH diet therapy
DT drug therapy EC economics
EM embryology EN enzymology
EP epidemiology EH ethnology
ET etiology GE genetics
HI history IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
MO mortality NU nursing
PS parasitology PA pathology
PP physiopathology PC prevention & control
PX psychology RT radiotherapy
RH rehabilitation SU surgery
TH therapy UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   4435 
Unique Identifier:   D004374 

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