Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 191-195

Descrição anátomo-topográfica do coração da paca (Agouti paca)

Ávila, Bruna Helena PinheiroMachado, Márcia Rita FernandesOliveira, Fabrício Singaretti de

The domestic animals heart is a conical hollow viscera, surrounded by pericardium, laterally compressed, accompanying the thorax shape. Atriums constituted the heart basis and their auricles partially bound the initial portion of the aorta and pulmonary trunk. In mammals, heart is kept suspended in the thoracic cavity and the pericardic sac is fixed dorsally by great veins and arteries roots, and ventrally fixed to the sternum, although its fixation to the diaphragm varies among species. This paper aimed to describe morphological aspects of the heart of the paca, the second biggest Brazilian rodent.(AU)

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