mitral-incompetence

mitral insufficiency

noun Pathology.
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:
1875–80

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mitral insufficiency n.
Valvular insufficiency involving the mitral valve.

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