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insufficiency

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noun in·suf·fi·cien·cy \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈfish-ən-sē\

Medical Definition of insufficiency

plural insufficiencies

  1. :  the quality or state of not being sufficient: asa:  lack of adequate supply of something <an insufficiency of vitamins>b:  lack of physical power or capacity; especially :  inability of an organ or bodily part to function normally <renal insufficiency> <pulmonary insufficiency>

insufficient \-ənt\play adjective <insufficient blood flow to the brain>




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