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Describe and explain the structure of the bicuspid and tricuspid valves....
I've tried googling it but it came up with the bicuspid valve disease :/
Any help would be greatly appreciated.. thanks Guys!!! xxxxxxx
The tricuspid valve is on the right and the bicuspid on the left - they are one way valves so they only let blood flow in.
The tricuspid is a three-flapped valve between the right atrium and the right ventricle, it has three cusps.
The bicuspid contains two flaps between the left atrium and the left ventricle, it has two cusps.
The valves have chordae tendineae are little heart strings - they are cord-like tendons that connect the papillary muscles to the valves to give them strength.
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