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mitral stenosis

noun, Pathology.
1.
abnormal narrowing of the mitral valve usually resulting from disease, as rheumatic fever, and obstructing the free flow of blood from the atrium to the ventricle.
Origin of mitral stenosis
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75
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mitral stenosis n.
A narrowing of the mitral valve usually caused by rheumatic fever and resulting in an obstruction to the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle.

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