- of, relating to, or of the nature of a ventricle.
- of or relating to a belly or to something resembling one.
Origin of ventricular
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Examples from the Web for ventricular
The rhythm on the monitor was ventricular fibrillation, random electrical oscillations.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
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This is usually known as the "Breath-band," or "Ventricular" breath-control.The Psychology of Singing
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Such hearts always show increase in thickness of the ventricular wall.
The third positive wave (v) occurs toward the end of ventricular systole.
The patient had three convulsions and died with edema of lungs about 30 hours after the attack of ventricular fibrillation.
The ventricular extrasystole on the contrary is commonly seen and readily recognized.
- of, relating to, involving, or constituting a ventricle
- having a belly
- swollen or distended; ventricose
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- Of or relating to a ventricle or ventriculus.
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- A chamber of the heart that receives blood from one or more atria and pumps it by muscular contraction into the arteries. Mammals, birds, and reptiles have two ventricles; amphibians and fish have one.
- Any of four fluid-filled cavities in the brain of vertebrate animals. The ventricles are filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
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