Posterior papillary muscle - Musculus papillaris posterior

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Cardiovascular system > Heart > Left ventricle > Posterior papillary muscle

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The musculi papillares of the left ventricle are two in number, one being connected to the anterior, the other to the posterior wall; they are of large size, and end in rounded extremities from which the chordæ tendineæ arise. The chordæ tendineæ from each papillary muscle are connected to both cusps of the bicuspid valve.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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