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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Recent Examples on the Web This is not the first time an association has been found between Covid-19 and right ventricular enlargement. Michael Nedelman And Mark Lieber, CNN, "Right ventricle enlargement a major predictor for mortality among COVID patients, new study finds," 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, "FDA Warns Against Use of Chloroquine Outside of Clinical Trials," 24 Apr. 2020 In the Brazil study, two of the 37 patients who were getting high doses of chloroquine developed ventricular tachycardia, a dangerous heart arrhythmia that led to their deaths. Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Malaria drugs fail to help coronavirus patients in controlled studies," 17 Apr. 2020 Overall, at least two patients in the high-dose group developed ventricular tachycardia, a type of arrhythmia that can lead to sudden cardiac death and none in the low-dose group developed the condition, according to the pre-print study's data. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, "Heart risk concerns mount around use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 treatment," 13 Apr. 2020 Oliver had two episodes of ventricular tachycardia within his first 48 hours., "IM AND LYDIA CAMERON’S 2½-year-old son, Oliver, doesn’t like to sit still. The toddler climbs and tumbles and runs around their home in Oxfordshire, England. He can play with his Thomas the Tank Engine trains for hours. He hasn’t napped for at least a year.," 28 Sep. 2019 Though the tumor is benign, its location may obstruct blood flow and is often associated with arrhythmias — or abnormal heart rhythms — and ventricular tachycardia, according to Boston Children’s Hospital. Rachel Desantis,, "Baby with Rare Heart Tumor Awoke from Coma Smiling — and Now He Needs Life-Saving Surgery," 25 Oct. 2019 Langston, 59, suffered a ventricular fibrillation, a life-threatening heart rhythm that can be triggered by a heart attack. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, "Angels All-Star Tommy La Stella hopes to return from injured list this weekend," 24 Sep. 2019 For reasons that remain unknown, the otherwise healthy Cunningham had gone into ventricular fibrillation — his heart stopped delivering blood., "is back in the NHL, and he is grateful.," 20 Oct. 2019

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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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27 May 2020

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“Ventricular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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