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Posterior cusp of mitral valve

Other Terms: Posterior mitral leaflet, Posterior cusp of mitral valve, Mural leaflet of mitral valve, Ventricular leaflet of mitral valve, Smaller leaflet of mitral valve, Posterolateral leaflet of mitral valve, Cuspis posterior valvae atrioventricularis sinistri, Cuspis posterior (Valva mitralis)

Description

The posterior leaflet is behind and to the left in the mitral valve. It functions to seal the heart valve when closed and prevent the backflow of blood.

Latin

Cuspis posterior valvae atrioventricularis sinistri

Latin

Cuspis posterior (Valva mitralis)

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