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Bicuspid valve

Bicuspid valve --> mitral valve

(Science: anatomy, cardiology) The heart valve that divides the left atrium and left ventricle. During left atrial contraction, the mitral valve opens to allow blood to flow into the left ventricle. Upon closure, the mitral valve prohibits the regurgitation of blood back into the left atrium. The mitral valve is the only heart valve that has only 2 valve cusps (all others have 3).


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Heart : Difference between tricuspid and bicuspid valves ?

Hi, at a guess, the tricuspid valve (separating the right atrium from the right ventriclel) has three cusps (flaps) ... the diameter of of the chambers on the left hand side, where a two-flap valve (bicuspid - also known as the mitral valve, because it looks like a bishop's mitre!) ...

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by Julie5
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:45 am
 
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Heart : Difference between tricuspid and bicuspid valves ?

Could anyone tell me what the difference between tricuspid valve and bicuspid valve ( in function ) is, please ? I don't think those two valves are 'created' differently ...

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by superminh21
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
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Arteries and Veins

the main valves r present between the atria & the ventricles the one between the right atria & ... is the tricuspid valve & the one between the left atria & left ventricle is the bicuspid valve actually the valves look like they have leaflets thats y they are called ----cuspid ...

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by vinaya
Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Arteries and Veins
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