aortic valve

[n] - a semilunar valve between the left ventricle and the aorta
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Aortic valve

Aortic valve: One of the four valves in the heart, this valve is situated at exit of the left ventricle of the heart where the aorta (the largest of all arteries) begins. The aortic valve lets blood from the left ventricle be pumped up (ejected) into the aorta but prevents blood once it is in the aorta from returning to the heart.Common Misspelling...
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aortic valve

The heart valve that divides the left ventricle and the aorta. The aortic valve opens during left ventricular contraction and then closes to prohibit the backwash of oxygenated blood from the aorta into the ventricle. The aortic valve has 3 valve cusps. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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aortic valve

noun a semilunar valve between the left ventricle and the aorta; prevents blood from flowing from the aorta back into the heart
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aortic valve

a semilunar valve that separates the left ventricle and the aorta; it opens at the end of diastole, causing the second heart sound.
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aortic valve

(from the article `cardiovascular disease`) The most common congenital abnormality of the cardiac valves affects the aortic valve. The normal aortic valve usually has three cusps, or leaflets, ... Involvement of the aortic valve is common, and again there may be evidence of stenosis or insufficiency. The presence of aortic stenosis may ...
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aortic valve

Type: Term Definitions: 1. the valve between the left ventricle and the ascending aorta, consisting of three fibrous semilunar cusps (valvules), located in the adult in anterior, right posterior, and left posterior positions; they are named, however, in accordance with their embryonic derivation in which the anteriorly located cusp is the right cus...
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AORTIC VALVE

The semilunar valve on the left side of the heart; also called the aortic semilunar outflow valve.
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Aortic valve

The aortic valve is one of the two semilunar valves of the heart, the other being the pulmonary valve. The heart has four valves and the other two are the mitral and the tricuspid valves. The aortic valve normally has three leaflets, although in 2% of the population it is found to congenitally have two leaflets. It lies between the left ventricle ...
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