The tricuspid valve is _____.
A) a semilunar valve
B) located between the left ventricle and aorta
C) located between the right atrium and right ventricle
D) located between the right ventricle and pulmonary artery
When the left ventricle contracts, freshly oxygenated blood flows through the _____ valve into the _____.
A) aortic; aorta
B) mitral; right atrium
C) tricuspid; right ventricle
D) pulmonic; pulmonary arteries
Thin strands of fibrous connective tissue extend from the atrioventricular (AV) valves to the papillary muscles and prevent the AV valves from bulging back into the atria during ventricular systole. These strands are called _____.
A) cardiac cilia
B) Purkinje fibers
C) papillary muscles
D) chordae tendineae
__________ is the period during which a heart chamber is contracting and blood is being ejected.