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A valve is a device that regulates the flow of fluids. Types of such valves include:
- Piston valve, a part in many brass instruments, used to control notes.
- Poppet valve, a valve consisting of a hole and a tapered plug on the end of a shaft, typically used in instruments, engines, etc.
- Heart valve, valves in the heart that maintain the unidirectional flow of blood
- Vein valve, valves in veins and other fluid cords in body
- And see Valve#Types
Valve may also refer to:
- Vacuum tube, also called "thermionic valve", an electronic component
- Mercury-arc valve, a type of electrical rectifier tube
- Valve Corporation, a computer game software company known for their best-selling Half-Life games
- Valve hall, a building which contains the valves of the static inverters of a high-voltage direct current plant
- Valve Records, an Australian record label
- Valve, a paired clasping process on the genitalia of male moths
- Valve (mollusc), the shell of a mollusc
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