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 left atrium to the left ventricle.
noun, Anatomy. 1. the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two triangular flaps of tissue, that prevents the blood from flowing back into the atrium. noun 1. the valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two membranous flaps, that prevents regurgitation […]
- Mitral valve prolapse
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.
[mahy-ter] /ˈmaɪ tər/ noun, verb (used with object), mitred, mitring. Chiefly British. 1. . [mee-trey; Spanish mee-tre] /ˈmi treɪ; Spanish ˈmi trɛ/ noun 1. Bartolomé [bahr-taw-law-me] /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔˈmɛ/ (Show IPA), 1821–1906, Argentine soldier, statesman, and author: president of Argentina 1862–68. [mahy-ter] /ˈmaɪ tər/ noun 1. the official headdress of a bishop in the Western […]
- Mitre block
noun 1. a block of wood with slots for cutting mitre joints with a saw