mitral stenosis

noun Pathology.

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.

Nearby words

  1. mitral atresia,
  2. mitral cell,
  3. mitral insufficiency,
  4. mitral murmur,
  5. mitral orifice,
  6. mitral valve,
  7. mitral valve prolapse,
  8. mitralization,
  9. mitre,
  10. mitre block

Origin of mitral stenosis

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for mitral stenosis

mitral stenosis


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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