left ventricle


The chamber on the left side of the heart that receives the arterial blood from the left atrium and contracts to force it into the aorta.

Nearby words

  1. left lymphatic duct,
  2. left ovarian vein,
  3. left suprarenal vein,
  4. left testicular vein,
  5. left umbilical vein,
  6. left ventricular ejection time,
  7. left ventricular failure,
  8. left ventricular opening,
  9. left wing,
  10. left-brained

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