Definition of Left ventricle

1. Noun. The chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta.

Generic synonyms: Heart Ventricle, Ventricle

Definition of Left ventricle

1. Noun. One of the four chambers of the heart of humans and other mammals, which receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium and pumps it out through the aorta. ¹

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Medical Definition of Left ventricle

1. The muscular chamber of the heart which accepts blood from the left atrium and ejects it into the aorta to the systemic circulation. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Left Ventricle

left main bronchus
left one's options open
left out
left ovarian vein
left over
left over(p)
left pulmonary artery
left sagittal fissure
left stage
left superior intercostal vein
left superior pulmonary vein
left suprarenal vein
left testicular vein
left triangular ligament
left umbilical vein
left ventricle (current term)
left ventricles
left ventricular ejection time
left ventricular hypertrophy
left ventricular myomectomy
left ventricular volume overload
left wing

Literary usage of Left ventricle

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

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Those fibres which descended on the posterior surface of the heart enter the left ventricle at the vortex, and, ascending, form the posterior part of the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"The volume and weight proportions are thus seen to be nearly uniform, except that the wall of the left ventricle of the larger heart is proportionately ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"wall of the left ventricle forwards till the base of a large papillary ... The cavity of the left ventricle and the mitral valve, which guards the left ..."

4. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"The left ventricle forms a thick muscular tube, with its cavity nearly in the centre of the cardiac mass; while the right ventricle has the appearance of a ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"Microscopically, in the left ventricle all the muscular fibres were broken up, the lines of fracture going ... Primary Fragmentation of the left ventricle. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The blood from the left ventricle goes at once to all parts of the body, whence it returns to the right auricle; it then falls into the right ventricle and ..."

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