Conus arteriosus

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Conus arteriosus
Sternocostal surface of heart. (Conus arteriosus visible at top center.)
Latin Conus arteriosus
Gray's p.531
TA A12.1.02.008
FMA FMA:7216
Anatomical terminology

The conus arteriosus is a conical pouch formed from the upper and left angle of the right ventricle in the chordate heart, from which the pulmonary trunk arises. It develops from the bulbus cordis.

A tendinous band, which may be named the tendon of the conus arteriosus, extends upward from the right atrioventricular fibrous ring and connects the posterior surface of the conus arteriosus to the aorta. The conus arteriosus is also called the infundibulum, and it is the entrance from the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery and pulmonary trunk. The wall of the infundibulum is smooth.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.