ven·​tric·​u·​lar | \ ven-ˈtri-kyə-lər How to pronounce ventricular (audio) , vən-\

Definition of ventricular

: of, relating to, or being a ventricle ventricular fibrillation ventricular pressure ventricular myocardium

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Given that the ventricles power the blood through the body, ventricular fibrillation is fatal. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "What is atrial fibrillation, and why is your watch telling you about it?," 26 Sep. 2018 Echocardiograms revealed that his heart has adapted to the stress of training with very little malformation, such as thickened ventricular walls, that often affects other elite athletes’ performances. Nick Heil, Outside Online, "Are Kilian Jornet's Speed Records Too Good to Be True?," 12 July 2018 When someone's heart is affected due, 60 percent have ventricular fibrillation, a fast, quivering heartbeat that can cause death. Alicia Fabbre, Elgin Courier-News, "'I felt the shock': St. Charles fire captain, Plainfield paramedic credited with saving lives of 2 lightning strike victims," 6 July 2018 One participant experienced premature ventricular contractions -- extra beats in one chamber of the heart -- at the outset of the study and during the study. Susan Scutti, CNN, "MDMA enhances treatment for veterans with PTSD, study finds," 1 May 2018 Avery was born with multiple ventricular septal defects, which means there are numerous holes in the wall that separate the two lower chambers of her heart, Fox News reports. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Two-Month-Old Baby Awaiting Life-Saving Heart Transplant in Georgia," 19 Apr. 2018 The research team found that each one standard deviation increase in handgrip strength was associated with an increase in stroke volume, an increase in end-diastolic volume and a decrease in left ventricular mass. Mark Lieber, CNN, "A strong handshake could indicate a healthy heart," 14 Mar. 2018 After Reyes went to the doctor, his failure to respond to medications challenged physicians for several weeks until he was diagnosed in December with left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Man who helped save Dickinson theater during Harvey needs heart transplant," 25 Mar. 2018 The toxin causes arrhythmias and ventricular fibrillation in heart muscles, resulting in a cardiovascular arrest. Fabian Schmidt, USA TODAY, "Ex-Russian spy attacked with unknown nerve agent. Here are the top 5 deadly poisons," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ventricular

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ventricular

borrowed from New Latin ventriculāris, from Latin ventriculus "stomach, ventricle" + -āris -ar

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The first known use of ventricular was in 1838

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ven·​tric·​u·​lar | \ ven-ˈtrik-yə-lər, vən- How to pronounce ventricular (audio) \

Medical Definition of ventricular

: of, relating to, or being a ventricle especially of the heart or brain

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