intraventricular pressure


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intraventricular pressure

Etymology: L, intra, within, ventriculus, little belly
the pressure of the blood within the heart's ventricles. It varies with the phase of the cardiac cycle.

intraventricular pressure

The pressure within the ventricles of the heart during different phases of diastole and systole.
See also: pressure
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A column of mercury was used to calibrate the system used to measure intraventricular pressure.
The myocardial cells cannot take intraventricular pressure and thus they will gradually expand and become thin.
In the normal heart, during systole, the contracting fibers develop force that is used to increase intraventricular pressure to overcome aortic pressure and to eject stroke volume.

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