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Definition of Ventricle, left

Ventricle, left: The ventricles are the two lower chambers of the heart. The left ventricle is the chamber that receives blood from the left atrium and pumps it out under high pressure to the body via the aorta.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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