a membranous fold in a canal or passage that prevents backward flow of material passing through it.
a semilunar valve
that separates the left ventricle and the aorta; it opens with end diastole, causing the second heart sound
bicuspid aortic valve a congenital anomaly of the aortic valve, caused by incomplete separation of two of the three cusps; it is generally asymptomatic early in life but is predisposed to calcification and stenosis later on.
cardiac v's valves that control flow of blood through and from the heart.
coronary valve a valve at the entrance of the coronary sinus into the right atrium.
flail mitral valve
a mitral valve
having a cusp that has lost its normal support (as in ruptured chordae tendineae) and flutters in the blood stream.
Heimlich valve a small one-way valve used for chest drainage, emptying into a flexible collection device; the valve prevents return of gases or fluids into the pleural space. The Heimlich valve is less than 13 cm (5 inches) long and facilitates patient ambulation; it can be used in many patients instead of a traditional water seal drainage system.
ileocecal valve (ileocolic valve) the valve guarding the opening between the ileum and cecum.
the cardiac valve
between the left atrium and left ventricle, usually having two cusps (anterior and posterior). Called also bicuspid valve
Valves of the heart. The right heart pumps the venous blood into the lungs. The oxygenated blood returns from the lungs into the left atrium and is propelled by the left ventricle into the aorta. The insets show closed valves: the tricuspid valve has three leaflets, whereas the mitral valve has two leaflets. The aortic and pulmonary artery valves have three leaflets and resemble one another except for the fact that the coronary arteries originate from behind the cusps in the aorta. From Damjanov, 1996.
posterior urethral valve
any of various types of congenital folds across the proximal part of the male urethra
near the seminal colliculus
, the most common cause of urethral obstruction in male infants.
) the pocketlike cardiac valve
that protects the orifice between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery.
pyloric valve a prominent fold of mucous membrane at the pyloric orifice of the stomach.
the cardiac valve
guarding the opening between the right atrium and right ventricle.
valve of vein (venous v's) any of the small cusps or folds found in the tunica intima of many veins, serving to prevent backflow of blood.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
valve (valv), [TA]
A fold of the lining membrane of a canal or other hollow organ that serves to retard or prevent a reflux of fluid.
See also: valvule
Any formation or reduplication of tissue, or flaplike structure, resembling or functioning as a valve.
See also: valvule
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. A membranous structure in a hollow organ or passage, as in an artery, that folds or closes to prevent the return flow of the body fluid passing through it.
2. Any of various devices that regulate the flow of gases, liquids, or loose materials through piping or through apertures by opening, closing, or obstructing ports or passageways.
3. The movable control element of such a device.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
A flapped or flap-like structure. See Aortic valve
, Bicuspid valve, Bioengineered heart valve, Bioprosthetic valve
, Ileocecal valve, Mitral valve, Pulmonary valve, Ross pulmonary porcine valve, Safe-Connect™
valve, Shiley heart valve
, Tricuspid valve.
2. A device intended to limit the flow, or prevent the reversal of flow of a liquid or gas from point A to point B.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
valve (valv) [TA]
1. A fold of the lining membrane of a canal or other hollow organ serving to retard or prevent a reflux of fluid.
Any reduplication of tissue or flaplike structure resembling a valve.
See also: valvule
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
valve (valv) [L. valva, leaf of a folding door]
Any of various membranous structures in a hollow organ or passage that temporarily close to permit the flow of fluid in one direction only.
aortic valve Abbreviation: AoV
The valve at the junction of the left ventricle and the ascending aorta. It is composed of three segments (semilunar cusps) and prevents regurgitation. See: cardiac valve
Bauhin valve See: Bauhin valve
Béraud valve See: Béraud valve
bicuspid valveMitral valve.
Bjork-Shiley heart valve
A synthetic artificial heart valve that is no longer commercially available but remains implanted in thousands of patients. The valve has been known to fracture at its struts during use, which results in death in the majority of cases.
CARDIAC VALVES: with ventricles relapsed
Any of the four valves that prevent the backflow of blood as it passes into, through, and out of the heart. In order of the entry of the venous blood into the right atrium, they are the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral, and aortic. See: illustration
Carpentier-Edwards valve See: Carpentier-Edwards valve.
A valve that permits fluids or gases to flow in just one direction. Check valves are used in infusion sets to prohibit backflow of fluids during intravenous therapy.
The coronary sinus valve at the entrance of the coronary sinus into the right atrium. Synonym: thebesian valve
The valve at the entrance of the inferior vena cava.
external nasal valve
The outermost opening of the nose (the alar rim).
A one-way valve used in chest tube drainage systems that allows fluids or gases to flow out of the chest, but does not let them reenter the body Synonym: Heimlich flutter valve; Heimlich valve
Gerlach valve See: Gerlach valve
high-pressure relief valve
A safety device built into a ventilator circuit that protects the patient from excessively high airway pressures by venting excess pressure into the atmosphere.
Houston valve See: Houston valve
Huschke valveLacrimal plica.
A projection of two membranous folds of the ileum of the small intestine into the cecum of the colon. It prevents backup of fecal material into the small intestine. Synonym: valvula coli
inspiratory impedance threshold valve See: inspiratory impedance threshold valve
internal nasal valveNasal valve.
Krause valve See: Krause, Karl
left atrioventricular valveMitral valve.
The valve that closes the orifice between the left cardiac atrium and the left ventricle during ventricular systole. Synonym: bicuspid valve; left atrioventricular valve
The site of greatest obstruction to airflow through the nasal passages. It extends from the bony cave near the piriform aperture into part of the cartilaginous vestibule of the nose. Synonym: internal nasal valve
A safety valve that releases gas into the atmosphere from a ventilator circuit when the pressure in the circuit exceeds a known, safe level.
TYPES OF MECHANICAL HEART VALVES: A. caged ball valve; B. monoleaflet. C. bileaflet
prosthetic heart valve
A substitute valve used to replace a diseased valve. There are two main types of prostheses: those made from biological tissues, e.g., the heart valves of animals, esp. pigs, and those made from biocompatible materials, e.g., metals or polymers. Biocompatible mechanical valves may be constructed in a variety of ways, e.g., from a ball that moves up and down in a cage; with bileaflet valves that close in the midline; or with a single leaflet (which tilts to open and close). See: illustration
The valve at the junction of the right ventricle and pulmonary artery. It is composed of three semilunar cusps and prevents regurgitation of blood from the pulmonary artery back into the right ventricle. See: cardiac valve
The prominent circular membranous fold at the pyloric orifice of the stomach. Synonym: valvula pylori
A device to reduce the pressure of gas that has been compressed in a cylinder.
right atrioventricular valveTricuspid valve.
The type of valve separating the heart and aorta and the heart and pulmonary artery. See: cardiac valve
thebesian valveCoronary valve.
tricuspid valve Abbreviation: TV
The valve that closes the orifice between the right cardiac atrium and right ventricle during ventricular systole. Synonym: right atrioventricular valve
; valvula tricuspidalis
See: cardiac valve
valve of VaroliusIleocecal valve.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
valve A structure that allows movement in a predetermined direction only. There are valves in the heart, the veins, the lymphatics, the urethra and elsewhere.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
- a piece of tissue that enables the movement of a liquid (e.g. blood), in one direction only.
- the lid-like part of the shell of brachiopods and barnacles.
- either shell of a bivalve molusc.
- the lid of some ANTHERS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Tissue in the passageways between the heart's upper and lower chambers that controls passage of blood and prevents regurgitation.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
valve (valv) [TA]
1. Fold of lining membrane of a canal or other hollow organ that serves to retard or prevent fluid reflux.
2. Any formation or reduplication of tissue, or flaplike structure, resembling or functioning as a valve.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about valve
Q. How does alcohol affect someone who has been diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis? My brother has been diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis and also is a smoker and does drink alcohol on the weekends. He knows that he should stop smoking but what about the effects of alcohol? Does this also contribute to his stenosis?
A. Alcohol changes blood pressure and speed of the heart- that is not a good idea if you have an Aortic stenosis. Could probably makes things worst. I would avoid alcohol… but he should ask GP.More discussions about valve
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