regurgitation

regurgitation (re-ger´ji-ta´shun)

1. A backward flow, as of blood through an incompetent valve of the heart. 2. The return of gas or small amounts of food from the stomach. [L. regurgitatio (see regurgitate)]
aortic r. reflux of blood through an incompetent aortic valve into the left ventricle during ventricular diastole.Corrigan's disease;
ischemic mitral r. a r. of the mitral valve caused by ischemic heart disease.
mitral r. reflux of blood through an incompetent mitral valve.
pulmonic r. incompetence of the pulmonic valve permitting retrograde flow.
valvular r. a leaky state of one or more of the cardiac valves, the valve not closing tightly and blood therefore regurgitating through it.valvular incompetence, valvular insufficiency;

 

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