Valve vs Annuloplasty - What's the difference?

valve | annuloplasty |


As nouns the difference between valve and annuloplasty

is that valve is a device that controls the flow of a gas or fluid through a pipe while annuloplasty is (cardiology) the use of plastic to repair a cardiac valve.

As a verb valve

is to control (flow) by means of a valve.

valve

English

(wikipedia valve)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A device that controls the flow of a gas or fluid through a pipe.
  • A device that admits fuel and air into the cylinder of an internal combustion engine, or one that allows combustion gases to exit.
  • (anatomy) One or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one direction, but stop or retard the flow in the opposite direction; as, the ileocolic, mitral, and semilunar valves.
  • (British) A vacuum tube.
  • (botany) One of the pieces into which certain fruits naturally separate when they dehisce.
  • (botany) A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, as in the barberry.
  • (biology) One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve shells.
  • (biology) One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.
  • Derived terms

    * exhaust valve * heart valve * vein valve * ileocecal valve * intake valve * non-return valve: see: non-return * safety valve * toggle valve * valved * valveless * valve oil * valvoplasty

    Verb

    (valv)
  • To control (flow) by means of a valve.
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    annuloplasty

    English

    Noun

    (annuloplasties)
  • (cardiology) The use of plastic to repair a cardiac valve.