A cardiac ventricle that is in the left side of the heart. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: left cardiac ventricle left ventricle cardiac left ventricle left ventricle of heart

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

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external definition

Thick-walled muscular chamber constituting the left border and apex of the heart. It receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium through the mitral orifice and send it off into the aorta. [Dorian_AF, Elsevier's_encyclopaedic_dictionary_of_medicine, Part_B:_Anatomy_(1988)_Amsterdam_etc.:_Elsevier][VHOG]

has related synonym

ventriculus sinister cordis

homology notes

The vertebrate heart initially forms as a tube from a population of precursor cells termed the first heart field (FHF). Cells from the adjacent second heart field (SHF) are then progressively added to the developing heart. In avian and mammalian hearts, the FHF contributes mainly to the left ventricle, whereas the SHF gives rise to the outflow tract and large portions of the right ventricle and atria. Both fields arise from common mesodermal progenitors, although the detailed lineage relationships between FHF and SHF remain uncertain.[well established][VHOG]



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taxon notes

In mammals continuous with aorta