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The right upper chamber of the heart. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the body through the vena cava and pumps it into the right ventricle which then sends it to the lungs to be oxygenated.

Common Misspellings: right atrum, right autrium

See also: Left atrium

glossary/right_atrium.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)