Glossary

Aortic valve
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Cardiac valve between left ventricle and aorta; a semilunar valve with three cusps, prevents the backflow of blood to the left ventricle during the relaxation phase of the cardiac muscle

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28