Coronary sulcus

Coronary sulcus
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Coronary sulcus Definition

It refers to a groove or furrow on the outer cardiac surface that marks the point of division between the ventricles and the atria.

Coronary sulcus Synonyms

This cardiac furrow is known by various other names, like:

  • Coronary Groove
  • Auriculoventricular Groove
  • Atrioventricular Groove
  • AV Groove

Coronary sulcus Location

It is located between the left atrium and ventricle.

Coronary sulcus Function

It contains the trunks of the blood vessels that are known as the “nutrient vessels of the heart”. It comprises of veins and arteries that supply blood to the cardiac muscles and also carries it from them.

It gives passage to the Coronary sinus, Coronary veins and Coronary arteries.

Coronary sulcus Pictures

Check out these useful images of this cardiac depression to know how it appears to view.

Picture of Coronary sulcus

Picture 1 – Coronary sulcus

Image of Coronary sulcus

Picture 2 – Coronary sulcus Image

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronary_sulcus

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/coronary+sulcus

http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/circulatorysystem/heart/anatomy/coronaryveins/tutorial.html

http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coronary%20sulcus

Last modified on July 10th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

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