Definition of Bicuspid valve

1. Noun. Valve with two cusps; situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle.




Medical Definition of Bicuspid valve

1. The heart valve that divides the left atrium and left ventricle. During left atrial contraction, the mitral valve opens to allow blood to flow into the left ventricle. Upon closure, the mitral valve prohibits the regurgitation of blood back into the left atrium. The mitral valve is the only heart valve that has only 2 valve cusps (all others have 3). (13 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Bicuspid valve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The cusps of the bicuspid valve are furnished with chordae tendineae, which are attached in a manner similar to those on the ..."

2. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray, Warren Harmon Lewis (1918)
"Two smaller cusps are usually found at the angles of junction of the larger. The cusps of the bicuspid valve are furnished with chorda; ..."

3. The Physiology of the Circulation in Plants, in the Lower Animals, and in by James Bell Pettigrew (1874)
"197), the left auriculo- ventricular orifice is occluded during the systole by the two spiral flaps or segments constituting the bicuspid valve (Fig. ..."

4. Hygienic Physiology: With Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks by Joel Dorman Steele (1901)
"A, tricuspid valve; B, bicuspid valve ; C, semilunar valves of the aorta; D, semilunar valves of the pulmonary artery. of the blood into the ventricles; ..."

5. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"... frequently the aortic valves (according to French authors this is the most frequent form of heart trouble in hoi'ses), more rarely the bicuspid valve. ..."

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