heart ventricle


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heart ventricle - a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteriesheart ventricle - a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries
left ventricle - the chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta
right ventricle - the chamber on the right side of the heart that receives venous blood from the right atrium and pumps it into the pulmonary trunk
chamber - an enclosed volume in the body; "the chambers of his heart were healthy"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Some 3,300 children and young adults in the UK have only one heart ventricle strong enough to pump blood effectively.
And overall, about 10 percent of the teens had some level of enlargement in their left heart ventricle. The study's co-first author, Mary Ellen Fain, a second-year student at the medical college, said,"Even at that age, it seemed to make a difference in their hearts." The findings held even after considering other possible contributing factors, such as gender, race, physical activity and blood pressure, Fain said.
Aneurysm is an abnormal, blood-filled sac formed by dilation of the wall of a blood vessel or heart ventricle, most commonly the abdominal aorta and intracranial arteries, resulting from disease or trauma to the wall, as in atherosclerosis.
The study concluded that water-pipe smoke induces structural changes in the heart ventricle tissues, causing a negative impact on the capacity of the cardiac muscle for pumping blood and may lead to heart attack due to accumulation of free radicals and tissue inflammation.
Many white-tailed deer fawns I necropsied had underdeveloped and/or damaged thymus, enlarged right heart ventricle and damaged lungs, all of which can contribute to early mortality.
Rats were randomly assigned to the following three experiments: i) Mb gene expression in heart ventricle and skeletal muscles was determined during postnatal development on days P7, P14, P21, P28, P35, and P42 in groups consisting of 12 rats each.
Ben Arnold, two, was born with a single heart ventricle instead of the normal two, which receive and pump out blood around the body.
Paediatric consultant Simon Haynes said: "Blair was the first child in the world to receive this size of Berlin Heart ventricle. We are happy with the outcome."
Simon Haynes, her consultant in paediatric intensive care, said: "Blair was the first child in the world to receive this size of Berlin Heart ventricle. We are happy with the outcome."
Matthew Langshur was born in 1998 without a left heart ventricle. His father, Canadian entrepreneur Eric Langshur, created a website so family members and friends could get updates on Matthew's condition.