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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Muscles In Ventricles Attached To Chordae Tendineae

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What are the enlarged muscles in ventricles attached to chordae tendinae known as?

What are the enlarged muscles in ventricles attached to chordae tendinae known as?

Papillary muscle: The papillary muscles attach to the cusps of the atrioventricular valves (a.K.A. The mitral and tricuspid valves) via the chordae tendinae and contract to prevent inversion or prolapse of these valves. ...Read more

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What are the enlarged muscles attached to chordae tendinae?

Papillary muscles: The papillary muscles are the muscular attachments of the chordae. These along with the valve leaflets and annuli are the mitral and tricuspid apparati. ...Read more

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Just out of interest, which ventricle chamber (the left or right) Is supposed to be the biggest in the heart(not the muscle)?

Just out of interest, which ventricle chamber (the left or right) Is supposed to be the biggest in the heart(not the muscle)?

Anatomy: The volumes of the ventricles are the same if all is normal. The mass of the left ventricle is normally more than the right. The shapes of the ventricles are different. ...Read more

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Enlarged muscle or mass in neck?

Enlarged muscle or mass in neck?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How are muscles attached to bone?

How are muscles attached to bone?

By tendons: It's amazing... You'd enjoy reading about the anatomy, molecular biology, and the amazing "sharpey's fibers" that are the toughest and strongest thing in your body. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if a 19 week old fetus has enlarged ventricles?

What exactly does it mean if a 19 week old fetus has enlarged ventricles?

Hydrocephalus: It could mean hydrocephalus but you need to discuss these findings with your OB doctor. This condition is usually caused by excessive amounts of spinal fluid in the brain. ...Read more

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Enlarged Muscles (Definition)

Enlarged muscles is a symptom in which a person's muscles are bigger than those of an average, normal person the same size, gender, and age. Muscles can enlarge due to exercise or due to abnormal storage ...Read more