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Related to ductus: ductus deferens, ductus venosus, ductus reuniens, Ductus thoracicus

ductus

 [duk´tus] (pl. duc´tus) (L.)
ductus arterio´sus a fetal blood vessel that joins the aorta and pulmonary artery.
ductus de´ferens the excretory duct of the testis, which joins the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct; called also vas deferens.
patent ductus arteriosus see patent ductus arteriosus.
ductus veno´sus a major blood channel that develops through the embryonic liver from the left umbilical vein to the inferior vena cava.

duct

(dŭkt), [TA]
A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland or organ, capable of conducting fluid.
See also: canal.
Synonym(s): ductus [TA]
[L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead]

ductus

/duc·tus/ (duk´tus) pl. duc´tus   [L.] duct.
ductus arterio´sus  a fetal blood vessel that joins the descending aorta and left pulmonary artery.
ductus chole´dochus  common bile duct.
ductus de´ferens  the excretory duct of the testis which joins the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct.
patent ductus arteriosus  (PDA) abnormal persistence of an open lumen in the ductus arteriosus after birth, flow being from the aorta to the pulmonary artery and thus recirculating arterial blood through the lungs.
ductus veno´sus  a major blood channel that develops through the embryonic liver from the left umbilical vein to the inferior vena cava.

ductus

[duk′təs] pl. ductus [duk′to̅o̅s]
the Latin term for duct.

duct

(dŭkt) [TA]
A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland, or conducting any fluid.
See also: canal
Synonym(s): ductus [TA] .
[L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead]

Ductus

The blood vessel that joins the pulmonary artery and the aorta. When the ductus does not close at birth, it causes a type of congenital heart disease called patent ductus arteriosus.

duct

(dŭkt) [TA]
Tubular structure giving exit to secretion of a gland or organ.
See also: canal
Synonym(s): ductus.
[L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead]

ductus

pl. ductus [L.] duct.

ductus arteriosus
a fetal blood vessel that joins the aorta and pulmonary artery. Abnormal persistence of an open lumen after birth results in a patent ductus arteriosus. Called also persistent or patent ductus arteriosus.
ductus choledochus
ductus deferens
the excretory duct of the testis, which in horses and ruminants joins the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct; called also vas deferens.
ductus epididymis
the duct which, in combination with connective tissue and muscle, forms the head, body and tail of the epididymis and continues as the ductus deferens.
ductus epoophori longitudinales
ductus reuniens
the joining channel between the cochlea and sacculus of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
ductus venosus
a major blood channel that develops through the embryonic liver from the left umbilical vein to the caudal vena cava and closes within a few days after birth. If it remains patent, a congenital portacaval anastamosis is created.
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When the researchers analyzed data for adults separately, they saw declines in death rates from several congenital anomalies, including ventricular septal defect (60%), patent ductus arteriosus (87%), coarctation of the aorta (75%), and Ebstein's anomaly (55%).
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