Coronary sulcus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coronary sulcus
Gray492.png
Sternocostal surface of heart. (Right coronary artery, which runs down coronary sulcus, is visible at left.)
Details
Latin sulcus coronarius
Identifiers
Gray's p.526
Dorlands
/Elsevier
s_12/12738662
TA A12.1.00.011
FMA FMA:7174
Anatomical terminology

The atria of the heart are separated from the ventricles by the coronary sulcus (also called coronary groove, auriculoventricular groove, atrioventricular groove, AV groove); this contains the trunks of the nutrient vessels of the heart, and is deficient in front, where it is crossed by the root of the pulmonary trunk. On the posterior surface of the heart, the coronary sulcus contains the coronary sinus.

External links[edit]

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