left ventricle

One of the four chambers of the heart of humans and other mammals, which receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium and pumps it out through the aorta.

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  • Left ventricle — Infobox Anatomy Name = Left ventricle Latin = ventriculus sinister cordis GraySubject = 138 GrayPage = 534 Caption = The heart, with cutaways, as viewed from the left side. Caption2 = Left ventricle at lower left, cutaway shows some internal… …   Wikipedia

  • left ventricle — noun the chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta (Freq. 4) • Hypernyms: ↑ventricle, ↑heart ventricle …   Useful english dictionary

  • left ventricle of heart — ventriculus cordis sinister …   Medical dictionary

  • Double inlet left ventricle — A double inlet left ventricle (DILV) is a congenital heart defect where both the left atrium and the right atrium feed into the left ventricle. Usually a hypoplastic right ventricle also exists (the condition is sometimes referred to as single… …   Wikipedia

  • Posterior vein of the left ventricle — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = v. ventriculi sinistri posterior GraySubject = 166 GrayPage = 643 Caption = Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Posterior Vein of the Left Ventricle labeled at lower left.) Caption2 = DrainsFrom =… …   Wikipedia

  • posterior vein of the left ventricle — n a vein that ascends on the surface of the left ventricle facing the diaphragm and that usu. empties into the coronary sinus called also posterior vein …   Medical dictionary

  • double-outlet left ventricle — a rare congenital anomaly in which both great arteries arise from the left ventricle of the heart; it is often associated with a hypoplastic right ventricle, ventricular septal defect, valvular or subvalvular pulmonic stenosis, and a variety of… …   Medical dictionary

  • papillary muscle of left ventricle anterior — musculus papillaris anterior ventriculi sinistri …   Medical dictionary

  • papillary muscle of left ventricle posterior — musculus papillaris posterior ventriculi sinistri …   Medical dictionary

  • posterior vein of left ventricle — vena ventriculi sinistri posterior …   Medical dictionary

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