Left heart
The heart is composed functionally of two hearts — the right heart and the left heart. The left heart consists of the left atrium which receives oxygenated blood from the lung and the left ventricle which pumps it out to the body under high pressure.

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left heart n the left atrium and ventricle: the half of the heart that receives oxygenated blood from the pulmonary circulation and passes it to the aorta

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the left atrium and ventricle; that portion of the heart which propels the blood in systemic circulation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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