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noun, plural: septa

Any structure that serves as a dividing partition or a wall in between, such as between two tissues or between two cavities


Word origin: Latin saeptum (wall)


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QRS complex

... can be summed based on their components. If you think of the heart, electricity flows from the SA node, through the AV node, and then down the septum through the Bundle of His. As the electricity moves, the direction of flow at any given instant is defined by the vector. All the individual ...

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by daniel.kurz
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: QRS complex
Replies: 4
Views: 6518

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... but stream and loop past each other, just as two currents in a body of water. In the "still water zone" between the two currents, the septum dividing the two chambers forms [1]. Thus the movement of the blood shapes the heart, just as the looping heart redirects the flow of blood. ...

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by scottie
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1127377

Unsolved medical issue

... clotting times would suggest that the problem lies within the blood clot pathway. If the time is normal, then it could be an anatomical problem (septum anomaly, splenic problem affecting erythrocytes or something else). Still, quite impossible to make anything but guesses here on the forum, I ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Unsolved medical issue
Replies: 1
Views: 3227

E coli replication and transcription

... the replication origin, which is anchored to the cell membrane. Once DNA replication is complete, assembly of new membrane and cell wall forms a septum, which eventually divides the cell in two. (adapted from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=mcb&part=A213)

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by simpleton
Fri May 21, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: E coli replication and transcription
Replies: 6
Views: 4491

Re: Please Help - The Heart

... is an area of specialized tissue between the atria and the ventricles of the heart, specifically in the posteroinferior region of the interatrial septum near the opening of the coronary sinus, which conducts the normal electrical impulse from the atria to the ventricles. atrial systole - is the ...

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by PleaseHelp
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Help - The Heart
Replies: 5
Views: 8845
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