Definition of Tricuspid valve

1. Noun. Valve with three cusps; situated between the right atrium and the right ventricle; allows blood to pass from atrium to ventricle and closes to prevent backflow when the ventricle contracts.

Exact synonyms: Right Atrioventricular Valve
Generic synonyms: Atrioventricular Valve

Definition of Tricuspid valve

1. Noun. A heart valve with three cusps which prevents backflow of blood from the right ventricle into the right atrium. ¹

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Medical Definition of Tricuspid valve

1. This heart valve, named for its three cusps (leaflets), divides the right atrium and the right ventricle. When the right atrium contracts blood flows through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. On closure, the tricuspid prohibits the backflow of blood into the right atrium. (19 Jan 1998)

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Literary usage of Tricuspid valve

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"tricuspid valve DISEASE Tricuspid Régurgitation.—Occasionally this results from acute or chronic endocarditis with puckering; more commonly the condition is ..."

2. A System of Medicine by John Russell Reynolds, Henry Hartshorne (1880)
"We may therefore infer that the right border of the tricuspid valve occupied every range of position between a line three-quarters of an inch to the right ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... tricuspid valve in we have ( 1 ) the impulse of the apex of the heart in the left heart prevents régurgitation of blood to which it is ascribed by ..."

4. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell, Frederick Cheever Shattuck (1886)
"Insufficiency of the tricuspid valve. Insufficiency of the tricuspid valve is extremely rare as an independent disease of the heart, but a secondary ..."

5. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"The pulse is small and feeble. Respiratory disturbances and cyanosis are noted from the first. (g) Insufficiency of the tricuspid valve. ..."

6. Repressive Legislation of the Republic of South Africa by Elizabeth S. Landis, United Nations Unit on Apartheid (1903)
"General anasarca is most frequently met with in those cases in which there is secondary narrowing of the tricuspid orifice (Broadbent). 6. tricuspid valve ..."

7. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1909)
"Endocarditis affecting the tricuspid valve is rare in post-foetal life; in the foetus it is not so uncommon. In cases of ulcerative or malignant ..."

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