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Heart ventricle

Synonym(s)

  • cardiac ventricles
  • ventricle

Definition(s)

The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous blood into the lungs and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014