A cardiac atrium that is in the left side of the heart. It receives oxygenated blood from the pulmonary veins, In mammals this is pumped into the left ventricle, via the Mitral valve. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_atrium http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: heart left atrium left atrium of heart left cardiac atrium atrium sinistrum left atrium cardiac left atrium

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Term information

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external definition

The chamber of the heart that receives blood from the lungs[XAO:EJS].
Left cardiac chamber which is continuous with the pulmonary venous trunk.[FMA]

homology notes

The tetrapod clade develops a complete atrial septum and loses the fifth aortic arch altogether.[well established][VHOG]



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