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cardiac output

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noun
blood volume in liters pumped by the left ventricle of the heart per minute.
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cardiac output

The volume of blood pumped per minute by each ventricle of the heart. Cardiac output is equal to the stroke volume (the amount of blood pumped from a ventricle in a single heartbeat) times the heart rate. It is used as a measure of the overall health of the heart.
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