left ventricle n.
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.
- Left ventricular ejection time
left ventricular ejection time n. Abbr. LVET The time measured from onset to notch of the carotid pulse.
- Left ventricular failure
left ventricular failure n. Congestive heart failure marked by pulmonary congestion and edema.
- Left ventricular opening
left ventricular opening n. An opening that leads from the left atrium into the left ventricle of the heart. Also called mitral orifice.
[left-werd] /ˈlɛft wərd/ adverb 1. Also, leftwards. toward or on the . adjective 2. situated on the . 3. directed toward the . /ˈlɛftwəd/ adjective 1. on or towards the left adverb 2. a variant of leftwards adv. late 15c., from left (adj.) + -ward. Related: Leftwards.