presystolic murmur

n.

A murmur heard at the end of ventricular diastole, during atrial systole, usually due to obstruction at an atrioventricular orifice.

Nearby words

  1. presurmise,
  2. presynaptic,
  3. presynaptic membrane,
  4. presystole,
  5. presystolic gallop,
  6. presystolic thrill,
  7. pret a porter,
  8. pret.,
  9. preta,
  10. pretarsal


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