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valvular insufficiency

noun, Pathology
1.
abnormal closure of a heart valve resulting in failure to prevent regurgitation of blood.
Also called valvular incompetence.
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valvular-insufficiency in Medicine

valvular insufficiency n.
Failure of the cardiac valves to close perfectly, thus allowing regurgitation of blood past the closed valve.

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