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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
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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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The right ventricle was dilated due to an apical aneurysm, and the contractility of the right ventricle was reduced.
To conserve the appropriate elliptical shape ventricular cavity fit with a good heart function and to know how much scar tissue should be removed, a specific oval-shape balloon sizer is inserted and filled into the left ventricle in a way to regain the natural heart configuration."
The normal heart contains left and right ventricles. Children with HLHS have a functioning right ventricle, but have a small left ventricle that can't support the systemic circulation.
There is evidence that CD causes a peculiar right ventricle involvement first because evolution of the disease to heart failure usually includes prominent right heart failure symptoms in absence of or with only mild pulmonary congestion [7, 8]; second, because there is direct evidence of myocardial damage of the right ventricle in human myocardial biopsies and postmortem studies, as well as in animal experimental models of T.
First is the left ventricle recognition phase by training a backpropagation neural network (BPNN).
Colloid cysts are benign tumors of brain that rise from endodermal embryologic remnants and are classically located on the roof of the third ventricle [1,2].
Colloid cysts of the third ventricle are rare intracranial neoplasm and can affect young individuals.
Flexible laryngoscopy revealed healthy vocal cords with no evidence of recollection within the ventricle.
The heart pumps blood from the left ventricle into the aorta through the aortic valve.
The Revivent system involves the delivery of pairs of anchors that compress and clamp the left ventricle. This is done through a few ports outside the body via which the tools are delivered to meet up within the heart.
With capable students, the flow of blood through the heart is outlined and the difference in the thickness of the left and right ventricle walls are described and explained.