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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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What would damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle result in?

What would damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle result in?

Mitral regurgitation: Damage to the chordae tendinae would result in problems with the closure and sealing of the mitral valve, and would lead to mitral regurgitation, or leaking, and possibly heart failure. ...Read more

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What is the result of damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle?

What is the result of damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle?

Heart disease: The chordae are support structures for the mitral and tricuspid valves. When they are damaged, valvar insufficiency results. This can be severe enough to cause congestive heart failure either acute or chronic. ...Read more

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What is the function of the chordae tendinae and papillary muscles?

Structure o valve: The valve leaflets are tethered by the chordae tendinae and the papilary muscles. The contraction of the papilary muscles then in turn cause movement of teh valve leaflets allowing opening. ...Read more

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Are the chordae tendinae located in both ventricles?

Yes: These serve as the support "strings" for the mitral & tricuspid valves. ...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 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