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  Bicuspid Valve



Bicuspid Valve

   A valve with two leaflets (cusps) instead of three.

RELATED TERMS
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Valve
A fold in the lining of an organ that prevents fluid from flowing backward.

Leaflets
Thin pieces of tissue or flaps that make up a valve.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Bicuspid
A tooth named for the two-pointed projections on the crown.

Bicuspid aortic valve
Whereas the normal aortic valve in the heart has three flaps (cusps) that open and close, a bicuspid valve has only two. There may be no symptoms in childhood, but in time the valve may become stenotic (narrowed), making it harder for blood to pass through it, or the valve may start to let blood leak backwards through the valve (regurgitate). Treatment depends on how the valve is working.

Bicuspid or pre-molar
Transitional teeth behind the cuspids.



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Bicuspid Valve

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