Definition of Aortic valve
1. Noun. A semilunar valve between the left ventricle and the aorta; prevents blood from flowing from the aorta back into the heart.
Medical Definition of Aortic valve
1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aortic Valve
Literary usage of Aortic valve
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1918)
"When they do, the flaps of the aortic valve go through precisely the same pathogenesis as the mitral valve. Aortic insufficiency first develops and it may ..."
2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Treatment of severe aortic stenosis is replacement of the aortic valve with a ... Treatment of severe aortic régurgitation is also prosthetic aortic valve ..."
3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"From this statement it will be seen that the aortic valve was affected, either alone or in combination, in 73 cases = 55.72 per cent.; the mitral iu 107 ..."
4. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1881)
"A portion of one of the folds of the aortic valve had given way in his case, and I thought almost without previous disease of it. Atheroma is a very common ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The device used for the aortic valve is shown in Fig. 3. A small glass tube is fastened in a larger glass tube by a collar of rubber tubing. ..."
6. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1881)
"The CHAIRMAN said that with respect to Dr. Nixon's case the important practical point had reference to the prognosis of aortic valve disease. ..."
7. An introduction to pathology and morbid anatomy by Thomas Henry Green (1881)
"The drawing represents a long vegetation on one of the segments of the aortic valve, which by rubbing on the endocardium below has produced numerous ..."