Definition of Mitral valve

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

Medical Definition of Mitral 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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mitral Valve

mitral area
mitral cells
mitral commissurotomy
mitral facies
mitral gradient
mitral incompetence
mitral insufficiency
mitral murmur
mitral orifice
mitral prolapse
mitral regurgitation
mitral tap
mitral valve (current term)
mitral valve insufficiency
mitral valve prolapse
mitral valve prolapse syndrome
mitral valve stenosis
mitral valvotomy
mitre box
mitre joint

Literary usage of Mitral valve

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"A TUMOR OF THE mitral valve. BY LEONARD BLUMGART, MD, OF NEW YOHK. ... On the auricular side of the left or posterior cusp of the mitral valve is a tumor, ..."

2. A System of medicine v. 2, 1868 by John Russell Reynolds (1877)
"The apparatus of the mitral valve occupies the whole of the posterior part ... The anterior cusp or flap of the mitral valve is alone visible in one of the ..."

3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"mitral valve stenosis occurs mainly in females and symptoms begin in the third to fourth decade of life. Symptoms of pulmonary vascular congestion occur ..."

4. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1918)
"Almost invariably it happens that the mitral valve is first affected, ... Just as when the mitral valve is affected the insufficiency first appears, ..."

5. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell, Frederick Cheever Shattuck (1886)
"Insufficiency of the mitral valve. Mitral insufficiency is one of the most frequent ... It develops in acute or chronic endocarditis of the mitral valve, ..."

6. The Lancet (1898)
"... the cusps of the pulmonary valve have to take up in part the function of the mitral valve. Of course, there are cases and cafes of mitral régurgitation. ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"Rheumatism prevails more in girls than in boys and, as is well known, endocarditis of the mitral valve is more common in rheumatism. ..."

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