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ventricle

Anatomy
1. a chamber of the heart, having thick muscular walls, that receives blood from the atrium and pumps it to the arteries
2. any one of the four main cavities of the vertebrate brain, which contain cerebrospinal fluid
3. any of various other small cavities in the body

ventricle

[′ven·trə·kəl]
(anatomy)
A chamber, or one of two chambers, in the vertebrate heart which receives blood from the atrium and forces it into the arteries by contraction of the muscular wall.
One of the interconnecting, fluid-filled chambers of the vertebrate brain that are continuous with the canal of the spinal cord.
(zoology)
A cavity in a body part or organ.
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Right ventricle Cu concentration, however, was similar across all species and averaged at 16.
A long-standing ASD increases pulmonary vascular perfusion, and causes diastolic overload of the right ventricle.
With these structures underdeveloped the right ventricle must pump blood to both the lungs - as it would normally - and to the rest of the body, a situation which cannot be sustained for long.
Right conus artery (RC): It was the first but a small branch which arose from the left side of the RCA and extended to the left on the anterior surface of the right ventricle.
The device works by helping the right ventricle of the heart to pump blood to the lungs and the left ventricle to pump blood to the body.
The device works by helping the right ventricle to pump blood to the lungs and the left ventricle to pump blood to the body.
The pulmonic valve controls blood flow out of the right ventricle to the lungs where it picks up oxygen.
Levosimendan has been used successfully in the treatment of ischaemic cardiac failure and myocardial stunning There is growing evidence from both human and animal experiments that levosimendan has particularly favourable effects on the right ventricle.
The cardiac findings indicated right isomerism with complex and severe cardiac malformations, including a morphologically common atrium, common atrioventricular valve, double inlet right ventricle, total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, pulmonary outflow obstruction, pulmonary atresia, and major aortopulmonary collaterals from the descending aorta.

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