aortic regurgitation

noun

Medical Definition of aortic regurgitation

: leakage of blood from the aorta back into the left ventricle during diastole because of failure of an aortic valve to close properly

called also aortic incompetence, aortic insufficiency

Learn More About aortic regurgitation

Dictionary Entries Near aortic regurgitation

aorticorenal

aortic regurgitation

aortic sinus

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Aortic regurgitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aortic%20regurgitation. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!