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mitral insufficiency

noun, Pathology
1.
abnormal closure of the mitral valve resulting in regurgitation of blood into the atrium and leading to reduced heart function or heart failure.
Also called mitral incompetence.
Origin of mitral insufficiency
1875-1880
1875-80
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mitral insufficiency in Medicine

mitral insufficiency n.
Valvular insufficiency involving the mitral valve.

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