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Right atrium

British pronunciation/ɹˈaɪt ˈatɹiəm/
American pronunciation/ɹˈaɪt ˈætɹiəm/
Right atrium

a heart chamber that receives deoxygenated blood from the body and pumps it to the right ventricle

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What is "right atrium"?

The right atrium is one of the four chambers of the human heart, located on the right side. It receives deoxygenated blood from the body through the superior and inferior vena cava and then contracts to pump the blood into the right ventricle for further circulation. It plays a crucial role in the cardiovascular system by facilitating the flow of blood and ensuring efficient oxygenation throughout the body.

1On the right atrium, the blood is entering from above.
2It shows up right here in the right atrium.
3So it it first enters the right atrium.
4They're both meeting right here, in the right atrium.
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