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Mitral valve: valve with two cusps; situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle
Source: WordNet 2.1
Mitral valve : valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart.
Mitral valve : The valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Mitral valve: The mitral valve is located in the heart between the left atrium and the left ventricle. The mitral valve ensures that blood flows from the left atrium into the left ventricle in only one direction. In a healthy person, the mitral valve has two cusps that open in one direction as blood is pumped through the valve into the left ventricle. The mitral valve then closes and makes a seal to prevent the backflow of blood back into the left atrium. The mitral valve is opened by the increased pressure created by the pumping action of the chambers of the heart.
Conditions that afflict the mitral valve include valvular heart disease, mitral valve prolapse, mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, myocardial infarction, infection, congenital valve disease, and heart disease.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Mitral valve:
The following conditions are related to the organ: Mitral valve:
The following are other names for the organ: Mitral valve:
The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Mitral valve:
These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Mitral valve:
Condition count: 3 ; see list below.
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