abnormal closure of the mitral valve resulting in regurgitation of blood into the atrium and leading to reduced heart function or heart failure.
mitral insufficiency n.
Valvular insufficiency involving the mitral valve.
- Mitral murmur
mitral murmur n. A murmur produced at the mitral valve. It can be either obstructive or regurgitant.
mitralization mi·tral·i·za·tion (mī’trə-lĭ-zā’shən) n. A straightening of the left heart border in a chest x-ray because of increased prominence of the convexity formed by the main pulmonary artery and its left main branch or the left atrial appendage or both.
- Mitral orifice
mitral orifice n. See left ventricular opening.
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. 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 […]