mitral valve prolapse

n.

A condition in which there is excessive retrograde movement of the mitral valve into the left atrium during left ventricular systole, often allowing mitral regurgitation.

Nearby words

  1. mitral insufficiency,
  2. mitral murmur,
  3. mitral orifice,
  4. mitral stenosis,
  5. mitral valve,
  6. mitralization,
  7. mitre,
  8. mitre block,
  9. mitre box,
  10. mitre gear


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