In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The left atrium of the heart receives oxygenated (oxygen-rich) blood from the lungs and then empties into the left ventricle through the mitral valve.
- In a person without a heart defect, blood that's in need of oxygen flows from all parts of the body to the right atrium and then to the right ventricle, where it's then pumped to the lungs to receive oxygen.
- The right atrium receives oxygen-poor blood from the body.
- The right atrium and ventricle were severely dilated and hypertrophied.
- Blood flows from the atria to the ventricles through a one-way valve.
- When the heart relaxes in between beats, the two ‘flaps’ of the mitral valve swing open to let blood flow from the atrium to the ventricle.
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- The sequence of these spaces in the palace suggests the atrium and peristyle of Roman houses, basic features of domestic architecture emphasized by the Roman writer Vitruvius.
- The open courtyard, with its surrounding arcades, is clearly descended from the cloister, itself another Roman type that goes back to the atria of the houses of the rich.
- The rich lived in single-storey houses which were built around a central hall known as an atrium.
- The scene shows Christ standing at the right preaching in the atrium of a church, with the redcloaked Magdalen standing alone to the left of the crowd, undergoing her conversion.
- The rich had large, gracious homes, each with an entrance atrium, like the family room.
- Sir Basil Spence, who designed Coventry Cathedral, oversaw the restoration, constructing a marble-floored atrium.
- With a fountain trickling in the atrium, and the different parts of the house going off from the center, it was grander than what any merchant in Greece had.
- The origin of this design may be the Roman atrium.
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