Definition of ventricle
: a cavity of a bodily part or organ: such asa : a chamber of the heart which receives blood from a corresponding atrium and from which blood is forced into the arteries — see heart illustrationb : any of a system of communicating cavities in the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord — see brain illustration
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In a normal heart, the pulmonary artery carries unoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs to get oxygen.
His son, T.J., was born in 2012 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex congenital heart disease marked by an underdeveloped left ventricle and aorta that affects normal blood flow through the heart.
The residents raced through the layers of images, as if thumbing through a flipbook, calling out the names of the anatomical structures: cerebellum, hippocampus, insular cortex, striatum, corpus callosum, ventricles.
The VAD is attached to one or both of the ventricles, the heart’s pumping chambers.
When the left atrium--the chamber above the ventricle, which receives the blood from the lungs--contracts, the sails are pushed apart and blood flows between them.
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VENTRICLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ventricle for English Language Learners
: one of two sections of the heart that pump blood out to the body
VENTRICLE Defined for Kids
Definition of ventricle for Students
: the part of the heart from which blood passes into the arteries
Medical Definition of ventricle
: a cavity of a bodily part or organ: asa: a chamber of the heart which receives blood from a corresponding atrium and from which blood is forced into the arteriesb: one of the system of communicating cavities in the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord, that like it are derived from the medullary canal of the embryo, that are lined with an epithelial ependyma, and that contain a serous fluid—see lateral ventricle, third ventricle, fourth ventriclec: a fossa or pouch on each side of the larynx between the false vocal cords above and the true vocal cords below
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