left ventricle

left ventricle
One of the four chambers of the heart of humans and other mammals, which receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium and pumps it out through the aorta.

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  • left ventricle — noun the chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta (Freq. 4) • Hypernyms: ↑ventricle, ↑heart ventricle …   Useful english dictionary

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  • posterior vein of the left ventricle — n a vein that ascends on the surface of the left ventricle facing the diaphragm and that usu. empties into the coronary sinus called also posterior vein …   Medical dictionary

  • double-outlet left ventricle — a rare congenital anomaly in which both great arteries arise from the left ventricle of the heart; it is often associated with a hypoplastic right ventricle, ventricular septal defect, valvular or subvalvular pulmonic stenosis, and a variety of… …   Medical dictionary

  • left ventricle of heart — ventriculus cordis sinister …   Medical dictionary

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  • Left margin of heart — Sternocostal surface of heart. Heart seen from above …   Wikipedia

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