septum

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sep·tum

 (sĕp′təm)
n. pl. sep·ta (-tə)
A thin partition or membrane that divides two cavities or soft masses of tissue in an organism: the nasal septum; the atrial septum of the heart.

[New Latin sēptum, from Latin saeptum, partition, from neuter past participle of saepīre, to enclose, from saepēs, fence.]

septum

(ˈsɛptəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə)
1. (Biology) biology anatomy a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
2. (Anatomy) biology anatomy a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a dividing partition or membrane between two cavities in a mechanical device
[C18: from Latin saeptum wall, from saepīre to enclose; related to Latin saepēs a fence]

sep•tum

(ˈsɛp təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə).
a dividing wall, membrane, or the like, in a plant or animal structure; dissepiment.
[1710–20; < New Latin; Latin saeptum enclosure]

sep·tum

(sĕp′təm)
Plural septa
A thin wall or membrane that separates two parts, structures, or individual organisms. The chambers of the heart are separated by septa.

septum

A wall between body cavities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.septum - (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavitiesseptum - (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
partition - (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
nasal septum - a partition of bone and cartilage between the nasal cavities
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
2.septum - a partition or wall especially in an ovary
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
Translations

septum

n (pl -ta) tabique m; deviated — tabique desviado; interatrial — tabique interauricular; interventricular — tabique interventricular; nasal — tabique nasal
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Contrast cardiac CT scan confirmed the echocardiographic findings of noncoronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in close proximity of membranous ventricular septum with normal remaining aortic dimensions and no atherosclerotic changes or dissection flap.
A dominant artery refers to the coronary artery providing the posterior interventricular branch (PIB) which supplies the posterior ventricular septum and frequently part of the posterolateral wall of the left ventricle (Pelter et al.
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Characteristic findings include thinning of the RVOT, free wall subepicardial fatty infiltration, fat in the moderator band, trabeculae, and ventricular septum.
It is characterized by an acute rise in pulmonary pressures to the point where it exceeds systemic pressures due to rapid increase in pulmonary vascular resistance, causing pressure overload of right ventricle, decrease pulmonary blood flow, hypoxia, and decrease cardiac output due to leftward displacement of the inter ventricular septum with impending cardiac failure.
Differential diagnosis includes sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, muscular ventricular septum aneurysm, membranous ventricular septal defect.
1) The echo-Doppler study of her heart on this admission showed a markedly enlarged right atrium and right ventricle with a flat ventricular septum and a pulmonary arterial systolic pressure of 52 mmHg.
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Left ventricular end systolic and end diastolic volumes were higher in patients on hemodialysis than controls as well as left atrial enlargement and inter ventricular septum which was statistically significant.
Caution should be taken when crossing septal perforators using a soft guidewire with extra-support microcatheters because these have the potential to create significant injury to the ventricular septum.
The defect, when isolated, is usually located in the membranous part of the ventricular septum.

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