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Foramen Ovale

"Foramen Ovale" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An opening in the wall between the right and the left upper chambers (HEART ATRIA) of a fetal heart. Oval foramen normally closes soon after birth; when it fails to close the condition is called PATENT OVAL FORAMEN.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Foramen Ovale" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Foramen Ovale" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 5 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2011 and 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and 2017
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