Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a ventricle or ventriculus.

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  • adj. Of or relating to a ventricle or ventriculus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a ventricle; bellied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a ventricle, in any sense; ventriculous: as, a ventricular cavity of the brain or heart; ventricular walls, lining, orifice; ventricular systole or diastole.
  • Bellied or bellying; distended; ventricous. [Rare.]

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a ventricle (of the heart or brain)

Etymologies

From New Latin *ventricularis, from ventriculus ("belly, stomach, ventricle"), diminutive of venter ("belly, stomach, womb") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And if the heart goes too fast, particularly the more dangerous type of rapid heartbeat, which essentially stops the function of the heart, what we call a ventricular fibrillation -- if you don't correct it, you die.

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  • She presented minimally responsive with myoclonic twitching and in ventricular fibrillation.

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  • This is called a ventricular septal defect or VSD.

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  • The arrhythmic type of heart attack, Patel said Tomlinson had suffered, would have occurred with a wobbling of the heart known as ventricular fibrillation.

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  • The result is that you are in a state doctors call ventricular fibrillation VF.

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  • Dr. Wilkoff also said CRT devices are typically implanted with an additional feature called a defibrillator that delivers a shock to prevent a different electrical disturbance, such as a runaway heartbeat called ventricular fibrillation.

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  • The products, known as ventricular assist devices, help a damaged heart pump blood.

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  • A blockage stops blood flow during a heart attack, as compared to cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating due to abnormal or irregular heart rhythms called ventricular arrhythmias.

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  • Some Mexican firms are hoping to join the booming life-sciences industry in the U.S. Medical device maker Innovamedica has a product in development called a ventricular assistive device--used to keep patients alive during heart surgery--that is undergoing animal trials at the Texas Heart Institute.

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  • Now, most of the time, it's caused by a heart condition called ventricular fibrillation, in which the heart begins to beat erratically, to quiver, and so it can't pump bloody effectively, so the body can't get the oxygen it needs to function.

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