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Ductus Arteriosus, Patent MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent
Tree Number(s)
C14.240.400.340
C14.280.400.340
C16.131.240.400.340
Unique ID
D004374
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004374
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Patency of the Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Ductus Arteriosus Familial
NLM Classification #
WG 220
See Also
Persistent Fetal Circulation Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65(64)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
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