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glossary:aortic_valve [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||(1) One of the four valves in the [[heart]], this valve is situated at exit of the [[left ventricle]] of the heart where the aorta (the largest of all [[arteries]] begins. |
|+||The aortic valve lets [[blood]] from the left ventricle be pumped up (ejected) into the [[aorta]] but prevents blood once it is in the aorta from returning to the heart.|
|+||Common Misspellings: arotic valve|
|+||(2) The [[heart]] valve that divides the left ventricle and the aorta. The aortic valve opens during left ventricular contraction and then closes to prohibit the backwash of oxygenated blood from the aorta into the ventricle. The aortic valve has 3 valve cusps. |