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Left atrioventricular valve

Left atrioventricular 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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yea bicuspidal valve and mitral valve refer to the same valve :) :D these valves are also called atrioventricular valves or the auricloventricular valves{atrium=auricle} so the mitral valve can also be called left atrioventricular valve or the auricloventricular valve ...

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by vinaya
Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Arteries and Veins
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