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Tricuspid valve: valve with three cusps; situated between the right atrium and the right ventricle; allows blood to pass from atrium to ventricle and closes to prevent backflow when the ventricle contracts
Source: WordNet 2.1
Tricuspid valve : The valve consisting of three cusps situated between the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Tricuspid valve: The tricuspid valve is located in the heart between the right atrium and the right ventricle. The tricuspid valve ensures that blood flows from the right atrium into the right ventricle in only one direction. In a healthy person, the tricuspid valve has three cusps that open in one direction as blood is pumped through the valve into the right ventricle. The valve then closes and makes a seal to prevent the backflow of blood back into the right atrium. The tricuspid valve is opened by the increased pressure created by the pumping action of the chambers of the heart.
Conditions that afflict the tricuspid valve include tricuspid valve disease, valvular heart disease, myocardial infarction, infection, congenital valve disease, and heart disease.
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