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Aortic valve: a semilunar valve between the left ventricle and the aorta; prevents blood from flowing from the aorta back into the heart
Source: WordNet 2.1
Aortic valve : valve between the left ventricle and the ascending aorta which prevents backflow into the left ventricle.
Aortic valve : The valve between the left ventricle and the ascending aorta which prevents backflow into the left ventricle.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Aortic valve: The aortic valve is located in the heart between the left ventricle and the aorta. The aortic valve ensures that blood flows from the left ventricle into the aorta in only one direction. In a healthy person, the aortic valve has three cusps that open in one direction as blood is pumped through the valve into the aorta. The aortic valve then closes and makes a seal to prevent the backflow of blood back into the left ventricle. The aortic valve is opened by the increased pressure created by the pumping action of the chambers of the heart.
Conditions that afflict the aortic valve include aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, aortic sclerosis, aortic valve disease, bicuspid aortic valve, myocardial infarction, infection, congenital valve disease, and heart disease.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Aortic valve:
The following conditions are related to the organ: Aortic valve:
The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Aortic valve:
These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Aortic valve:
Condition count: 1 ; see list below.
Organ types: Heart (55)
Organs: list of all organs
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