oval foramen of heart

oval foramen of heart
f. ovale cordis.

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  • foramen ovale cordis — [TA] foramen ovale of heart the aperture in the septum secundum of the fetal heart that provides a communication between the atria. Called also oval foramen of heart …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen secundum — Latin foramen secundum Days 33 Code TE E5.11.1.5.2.1.2 The ostium secundum (or foramen secundum) is a foramen in the septum primum. It should not be confused with the foramen ovale, which is a foramen in the septum secundum …   Wikipedia

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen ovale — There are multiple structures in the human body with the name foramen ovale (plural: foramina ovalia; Latin for oval hole ): In the fetal heart, the foramen ovale (heart) is a shunt from the right atrium to left atrium. At the base of the skull,… …   Wikipedia

  • foramen ovale — [ō vā′lē] n. the small, oval opening in the wall that separates the atria of the heart in a normal fetus: it allows blood to bypass the nonfunctioning fetal lungs until the time of birth when it gradually closes up * * * …   Universalium

  • foramen ovale — [ō vā′lē] n. the small, oval opening in the wall that separates the atria of the heart in a normal fetus: it allows blood to bypass the nonfunctioning fetal lungs until the time of birth when it gradually closes up …   English World dictionary

  • Foramen ovale — An oval opening between the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) that is a normal feature of the fetal and neonatal (newborn) circulation. The foramen ovale normally closes on its own by 3 months of age. * * * foramen ova·le ō va (.)lē, vā …   Medical dictionary

  • foramen ovale — noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, oval opening Date: circa 1860 an opening in the septum between the two atria of the heart that is normally present only in the fetus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • valve — 1. A fold of the lining membrane of a canal or other hollow organ serving to retard or prevent a reflux of fluid. 2. Any formation or reduplication of tissue, or flaplike structure …   Medical dictionary

  • foramenovale — foramen o·val·e (ō vălʹē, vāʹlē, väʹ ) n. An opening in the septum between the right and left atria of the heart, present in the fetus but usually closed soon after birth.   [New Latin forāmen ōvāle: Latin forāmen, opening + Medieval Latin ōvāle …   Universalium

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