sinus of Valsalva


sinus of Val·​sal·​va -väl-ˈsäl-və How to pronounce sinus of Valsalva (audio)
: any one of the pouches of the aorta and pulmonary artery which are located behind the flaps of the semilunar valves and into which the blood in its regurgitation toward the heart enters and thereby closes the valves

called also aortic sinus

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“Sinus of Valsalva.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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