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  Ventricle



Ventricle

    One of the two lower chambers of the heart.

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Heart
The hollow, muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the circulatory system.



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Ventricles
The lower, pumping chambers of the heart. The heart has two ventricles - the right and left ventricle.

Ventricular fibrillation
A condition in which the ventricles contract in rapid and unsynchronized rhythms and cannot pump blood into the body.

Ventricular Fibrillation
An erratic, disorganized firing of impulses from the ventricles. The ventricles quiver and are unable to contract or pump blood to the body. This is a medical emergency that must be treated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation as soon as possible.

Ventricular Rupture
In patients who suffer a significant heart attack, it is sometimes the case that the area of the muscle wall of the heart that is affected can become so weakened that it ruptures and leaks blood from the inner chamber of the heart.

Ventricular Septal Defect
The right and left ventricles lie next to each other in the heart. The septum is the membranous wall that separates them. A ventricular septal defect is a hole in the septum.

Ventricular tachycardia
A condition in which the ventricles cause a very fast heartbeat.

Ventricular Tachycardia
A rapid life-threatening rhythm originating from the lower chambers of the heart. The rapid rate prevents the heart from filling adequately with blood, and less blood is able to pump through the body.

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Ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus
Bilaterally, in the ventral (frontal) part of the middle (tuberal) region of the hypothalamus, a group of nerve cells associated with several vital functions such as food intake and sexual behavior.

Ventura Community Hospital
Ventura Community Hospital is a hospital in Ventura, California (USA).



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Pertaining to blood vessels.

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Ventricle

Ventricular fibrillation
A condition in which the ventricles contract in rapid and unsynchronized rhythms and cannot pump blood into the body.

Ventricular tachycardia
A condition in which the ventricles cause a very fast heartbeat.

Vertigo
Dizziness.

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Pertaining to or toward a vestibule. In dental anatomy, used to refer to the tooth surface directed toward the vestibule of the mouth.

Villi
The tiny, fingerlike projections on the surface of the small intestine that help absorb nutrients.

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