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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 of mitral insufficiency
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • mitral insufficiency may show an exceedingly low picture or an exceedingly high picture.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Again he listened long; and this time he said, "mitral insufficiency," with the accent of an assured diagnosis.

    Rolling Stones

    O. Henry
mitral insufficiency in Medicine

mitral insufficiency n.
Valvular insufficiency involving the mitral valve.

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