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aortic stenosis

noun, Pathology.
1.
abnormal narrowing of the aorta, especially of its orifice, usually as a result of rheumatic fever or embryologic anomalies.
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  • aortic stenosis, the rarest of the valvular lesions, is practically always accompanied by high pressure picture.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
aortic stenosis in Medicine

aortic stenosis n.
Pathological narrowing of the orifice of the aortic valve.

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