tetralogy of Fallot

tetralogy of Fallot

[fa-loh]
noun Pathology.
a congenital malformation of the heart characterized by an abnormal opening in the septum dividing the ventricles, misplacement of the aorta so that it receives blood from both ventricles instead of only the left ventricle, narrowing of the pulmonary artery, and enlargement of the right ventricle.

Origin:
after Étienne Fallot, French physician who named the disease in 1888

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tetralogy of Fallot n.
See Fallot's tetralogy.

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tetralogy of Fallot   (tě-trāl'ə-jē, -trŏl'-; fā-lō')  Pronunciation Key 
A congenital malformation of the heart characterized by a defect in the ventricular septum, misplacement of the origin of the aorta, narrowing of the pulmonary artery, and enlargement of the right ventricle. It is named after its describer, French physician Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot (1850-1911).
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