Definition of Heart valve

1. Noun. A valve to control one-way flow of blood.

Exact synonyms: Cardiac Valve
Group relationships: Heart, Pump, Ticker
Terms within: Cusp, Leaflet
Specialized synonyms: Atrioventricular Valve, Semilunar Valve
Generic synonyms: Valve

2. Noun. An implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve.
Generic synonyms: Implant

Definition of Heart valve

1. Noun. (anatomy) The valves in heart which prevent blood from moving wrong direction. ¹

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Medical Definition of Heart valve

1. A term used to describe anyone of the main 4 valves of the heart: tricuspid, mitral, aortic or pulmonic valves. Mitral valve separates left atrium and left ventricle, pulmonic valve separates pulmonary vein and left atrium, tricuspid valve separates right atrium and right ventricle, aortic valve separates left ventricle and the aorta (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heart Valve

heart rhythm
heart rupture
heart sac
heart septal defects
heart septum
heart sounds
heart specialist
heart stroke
heart surgeon
heart surgery
heart tamponade
heart to heart
heart tones
heart transplantation
heart urchin
heart valve (current term)
heart valve prolapse
heart valve prosthesis
heart valve prosthesis implantation
heart valves
heart ventricle

Literary usage of Heart valve

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

1. Manual of the International List of Causes of Death: Based on the Second by United States Bureau of the Census, Cressy Livingston Wilbur (1911)
"... of heart Interstitial myocarditis Laceration of chordee of heart Pulmonary stenosis valve of heart Lesion of heart valve of heart Mitral cardiac lesion ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Almost all clients will take anticoagulant medication every day following replacement of a heart valve. This will require regular laboratory evaluation (at ..."

3. Smart Prosthetics: Task Group Summaries by National Academies (2007)
"... Prosthesis That Will Grow with a Child (such as a heart valve or Cerebral Shunt, or a Self-Healing Prosthesis) TASK GROUP DESCRIPTION Pediatric Cardiac ..."

4. Therapeutics of the Circulation by Thomas Lauder Brunton (1908)
"... fluid Valve opening towards heart Valve with slit. Recording cylinder Heart - Valve opening \ from heart/ Manometer. F1G. 22. ..."

5. Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership by Proctor P. Reid, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2005)
"The objective of this trial was to assess the safety and effectiveness of the Regent heart valve. The trial used prior information from the St. Jude ..."

6. The Journal of Medical Research by American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (1908)
"They isolated the specific organism from the blood before death and from the heart valve post-mortem. The clinical signs at no time pointed to meningitis; ..."

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