heart valve

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Noun1.heart valve - a valve to control one-way flow of bloodheart valve - a valve to control one-way flow of blood
ticker, heart, pump - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
leaflet, cusp - a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
atrioventricular valve - either of two heart valves through which blood flows from the atria to the ventricles; prevents return of blood to the atrium
semilunar valve - a heart valve with cusps shaped like half-moons; prevents blood from flowing back into the heart
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
2.heart valve - an implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve
implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
References in classic literature ?
The page he opened on was under the head of Anatomy, and the first passage that drew his eyes was on the valves of the heart.
w, mechanical and biological valves of the heart, femoral catheters and prosthetic ascending aorta valve.
A A MURMUR is an abnormal heart sound that is caused by increased blood flow through either the valves of the heart or a hole in the heart.