Right heart
The heart is composed functionally of two hearts — the right heart and the left heart. The right heart consists of the right atrium which receives deoxygenated blood from the body and the right ventricle which pumps it to the lungs. The right heart is a low pressure system.

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right heart n the right atrium and ventricle: the half of the heart that receives blood from the systemic circulation and passes it into the pulmonary arteries

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the right atrium and ventricle; that portion of the heart which propels the blood in the pulmonary circulation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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