Definition of atrioventricular in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌeɪtrɪə(ʊ)vɛnˈtrɪkjʊlə/


Anatomy & Physiology
Relating to the atrial and ventricular chambers of the heart, or the connection or coordination between them.
Example sentences
  • Prenatal scanning is now so sophisticated that in Britain over half of all cases of hypoplastic left heart and atrioventricular connections involving a single ventricle are now diagnosed before birth.
  • Thus, after delay in the atrioventricular mode, atrial contraction is followed by rapid and coordinated contraction of the ventricles.
  • Atrial tachycardia with atrioventricular block is typically seen with digoxin toxicity.
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