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Posterior cusp

Other Terms: Posterior tricuspid leaflet, Right inferolateral leaflet of tricuspid valve, Posterior cusp of tricuspid valve, Cuspis posterior valvae atrioventricularis dextrae, Cuspis posterior (Valva tricuspidalis)

Description

The posterior cusp of the tricuspid valve is the most dorsal all three leaflets. It is attached to the back of the orifice. It functions to seal the heart valve when closed and prevent the backflow of blood.

Latin

Cuspis posterior valvae atrioventricularis dextrae

Latin

Cuspis posterior (Valva tricuspidalis)

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