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What valve separates the right atrium and the right ventricle?
February 14, 2017 6:02AM
The right atrioventricular valve (or right AV valve), also called the tricuspid valve, (for its three leaflet lobes) controls the flow of blood between the right atrium and right ventricle. (The opening itself is the "right atrioventricular canal.") It prevents dexoygenated blood from regurgitating back into the right atrium. The vale is called "tricuspid" because of its three leaflets; it must be noted however, that the tricuspid valve can contain between two and four leaflets.