valvular insufficiency


noun Pathology.

abnormal closure of a heart valve resulting in failure to prevent regurgitation of blood.

Also called valvular incompetence.
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valvular insufficiency in Medicine

valvular insufficiency

n.

Failure of the cardiac valves to close perfectly, thus allowing regurgitation of blood past the closed valve.
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