vortex of heart


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vor·tex of heart

[TA]
a spiral arrangement of muscular fibers at the apex of the heart.
Synonym(s): vortex cordis [TA], whorl (2)
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vor·tex of heart

(vōr'teks hahrt) [TA]
A spiral arrangement of muscular fibers at the apex of the heart.
Synonym(s): whorl (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vortex of heart

The region at the apex of the heart where muscle fibers of the ventricles make a tight spiral and turn inward.
See also: vortex
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