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  • n. Plural form of ventricle.


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  • The time during each heartbeat when the ventricles are at rest, filling with blood and not pumping.

    Cardiac terms and definitions

  • The dilation of the ventricles is an adaptive technique for the heart to be able to pump more blood when it contracts, but unfortunately, in heart failure the dilation goes beyond the limits of aiding the strength of the contraction.

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  • The two lower chambers are called ventricles, and their walls form the chief portion of the muscular substance of the organ.

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  • The action of the auricles is synchronous; that of the ventricles is the same; that of the auricles and ventricles is consentaneous; and that of the whole heart is rhythmical, or harmonious -- the diastole of the auricles occurring in harmonical time with the systole of the ventricles, and vice versa.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The complication of the organ increases; cavities termed ventricles are formed, which do not exist in fishes, reptiles, or birds; curiously organized parts, such as the corpora striata, are added; it is now the brain of the mammalia.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • The septum pellucidum is a region of brain tissue that separates the brain's fluid-filled spaces, called ventricles.

    Ars Technica

  • The principal organ concerned in the circulation of the blood, is the heart; which is a hollow muscle, of a conical figure, with two cavities, called ventricles; this organ is situated in the thorax or chest; its apex or point is inclined downwards and to the left side, where it is received in a cavity of the left lobe of the lungs.

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  • If I am right as to the nature of hydrocephalus, that it is at first dependant upon inflammation, or congestion; and that the water in the ventricles is a consequence, and not a cause of the disease; the curative intentions ought to be extremely different in the first and the last stages.

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  • Photo: #This brain has large ventricles, which is a sign that the organ was shrinking due to disease.

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  • These cavities, called ventricles, are normally filled with CSF.

    Daily News & Analysis


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