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1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system. 2. The Chinese concept including the physical heart as well as the arterial system, the complexion, the tongue, the external ear and the functions of awareness in the conscious mind, propulsion of blood and the containment of the shen, or spirit.
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