heyer-pudenz valve

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Heyer-Pudenz valve Hey·er-Pu·denz valve (hā'ər-pyōō'děnz')
A valve used in the shunting procedure to relieve hydrocephaly, in which a ventricular catheter leads the cerebrospinal fluid into a pump through which the fluid passes down a distal catheter into the right atrium of the heart.

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