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ven·tri·cle

 (vĕn′trĭ-kəl)
n.
A small cavity or chamber within a body or organ, especially:
a. The chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and contracts to force it into the aorta.
b. The chamber on the right side of the heart that receives venous blood from the right atrium and forces it into the pulmonary artery.
c. Any of the interconnecting cavities of the brain.

[Middle English, from Old French ventricule, from Latin ventriculus, diminutive of venter, belly.]
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ventricle

(ˈvɛntrɪkəl) or

ventricule

n
1. (Anatomy) a chamber of the heart, having thick muscular walls, that receives blood from the atrium and pumps it to the arteries
2. (Anatomy) any one of the four main cavities of the vertebrate brain, which contain cerebrospinal fluid
3. (Anatomy) any of various other small cavities in the body
[C14: from Latin ventriculus, diminutive of venter belly]
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ven•tri•cle

(ˈvɛn trɪ kəl)

n.
1. any of various hollow organs or parts in an animal body.
2. either of the two lower chambers of the heart that receive blood from the atria and in turn force it into the arteries.
3. one of a series of connecting cavities of the brain.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ventriculus belly, ventricle. See venter, -i-, -cle1]
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ven·tri·cle

(vĕn′trĭ-kəl)
1. A chamber of the heart that receives blood from one or more atria and pumps it into the arteries. Mammals, birds, and reptiles have two ventricles; amphibians and fish have one.
2. Any of four fluid-filled cavities in the brain of vertebrate animals.

ventricular (vĕn-trĭk′yə-lər) adjective
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ventricle

A cavity, especially either of the two lower chambers of the heart, or one of the four cavities in the brain.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ventricle - one of four connected cavities in the brainventricle - one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
fourth ventricle - an irregular ventricle between the third ventricle and the central canal of the spinal cord
third ventricle - a narrow ventricle in the midplane below the corpus callosum; communicates with the fourth ventricle via the Sylvian aqueduct
lateral ventricle - either of two horseshoe-shaped ventricles one in each cerebral hemisphere; they communicate with the third ventricle via the foramen of Monro
cerebrospinal fluid, spinal fluid - clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
2.ventricle - a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteriesventricle - 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"
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Translations
komora
hartkamerventrikel

ventricle

[ˈventrɪkl] Nventrículo m
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ventricle

[ˈvɛntrɪkəl] nventricule m
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ventricle

nKammer f, → Ventrikel m (form)
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ventricle

[ˈvɛntrɪkl] n (Anat) → ventricolo
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ven·tri·cle

n. ventrículo, cavidad pequeña esp. una estructura del corazón, el cerebro o la laringe;
fourth ___ of the braincuarto ___ cerebral;
larynx ______ de la laringe;
lateral ___ of the brain___ lateral del cerebro;
left ___ of the heart___ izquierdo del corazón;
right ___ of the heart___ derecho del corazón;
third ___ of the braintercer ___ del cerebro.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ventricle

n ventrículo
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References in classic literature ?
We likewise perceive from this, that the true use of respiration is to bring sufficient fresh air into the lungs, to cause the blood which flows into them from the right ventricle of the heart, where it has been rarefied and, as it were, changed into vapors, to become thick, and to convert it anew into blood, before it flows into the left cavity, without which process it would be unfit for the nourishment of the fire that is there.
But though the Lakeman had induced the seamen to adopt this sort of passiveness in their conduct, he kept his own counsel (at least till all was over) concerning his own proper and private revenge upon the man who had stung him in the ventricles of his heart.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) A 4-chamber view: bizarre configuration of the right ventricle (RV), large aneurysm at the apex of the RV, and the remaining functional part, bulked myocardium.
The patient was suffering from an impaired cardiac function associated to a giant dilated left ventricle aneurysm generated during recurrent heart attacks.
Principal Investigator Sitaram Emani of Boston Children's said injecting the MPCs into the hypoplastic left ventricle as an adjunct to surgical rehabilitation of the left heart has some intriguing benefits.
The normal heart cont ains left and right ventricles. Children with HLHS have a functioning right ventricle, but have a small left ventricle that can'tsupport the systemic circulation.
Current treatment--called "single-ventricle palliation" --uses the right ventricle to support the entire circulation through a series of surgeries.
Historically, physiology concepts about heart function considered the right ventricle as a kind of almost perfunctory chamber, although knowledge about ventricle interdependence was well recognized decades ago [1].
Colloid cysts are benign embryologic remnants that are located on the roof of the third ventricle. These tumors grow slowly and may become symptomatic in third to fifth decades of life [1, 2].
Colloid cysts are benign congenital tumors of the brain located in the anterosuperior part of the third ventricle comprising 1% of CNS tumors and occur in three individuals per million per year [1-4].
Laryngocoeles are a rare dilatation of the laryngeal ventricle which can present in a variety of ways ranging from benign neck lumps to acute airway obstruction.