aortic-insufficiency

aortic insufficiency

noun Pathology.
abnormal closure of the aortic valve resulting in regurgitation of blood to the left ventricle.
Also called aortic incompetence.
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aortic insufficiency n.
Valvular insufficiency involving the aortic valve.

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