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

Examples of ventricular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the giraffe has another trick to avoid heart failure: The electrical rhythm of its heart differs from that of other mammals so that the ventricular-filling phase of the heartbeat is extended, Natterson-Horowitz found. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 May 2021 Cirtec Medical specializes in a host of advanced medical products including neuromodulation, implantable drug delivery, cardiac rhythm management, ventricular assistance products and minimally invasive devices. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, 9 Nov. 2020 Wasfy described seeing ventricular septal defects in the intensive care unit this summer, which can occur when a heart attack goes untreated, resulting in a hole in the heart. Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN, 26 Oct. 2020 As such, drops in potassium levels can lead to fatal irregular heart rhythms, such as ventricular fibrillation. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 Sep. 2020 The researchers also noted in their study abstract that some patients showed left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in the heart, which refers to an inability of the ventricle to fill to a normal volume, and lung function abnormalities. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 6 Sep. 2020 He was also diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis, multiple ventricular septal defects and other genetic anomalies. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Aug. 2020 This is not the first time an association has been found between Covid-19 and right ventricular enlargement. Michael Nedelman And Mark Lieber, CNN, 18 May 2020 The chemically similar drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine pose heart-rhythm dangers, including the too-fast heartbeat called ventricular tachycardia, the FDA said. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, 24 Apr. 2020

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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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26 May 2021

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“Ventricular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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