Infundibulum (heart)

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Infundibulum
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Sternocostal surface of heart. (Infundibulum (Conus arteriosus) visible at top center.)
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Latin Infundibulum
Identifiers
Gray's p.531
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_54/12257620
TA A12.1.02.008
FMA 7216
Anatomical terminology

The infundibulum (also known as 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, extends upward from the right atrioventricular fibrous ring and connects the posterior surface of the infundibulum to the aorta. The infundibulum 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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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