valvular


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

valvular

 [val´vu-ler]
pertaining to, affecting, or of the nature of a valve.

val·vate

(val'vāt),
Relating to or provided with a valve.
Synonym(s): valvular

valvular

/val·vu·lar/ (val´vu-ler) pertaining to, affecting, or of the nature of a valve.

valvular

(văl′vyə-lər)
adj.
Relating to, having, or operating by means of valves or valvelike parts.

valvular

pertaining to a structure that controls the flow of a substance. See valve.

valvular

adjective Referring to a valve, see there.

valvular

adjective Referring to a valve, see there.

val·vate

(val'vāt)
Relating to or provided with a valve.
Synonym(s): valvular.

valvular

Pertaining to, or possessing, a VALVE or valves.

Valvular

Having to do with the valves inside the heart.

valvular

pertaining to, affecting or of the nature of a valve.

valvular disease
interferes with the normal rate and smoothness of blood flow through the cardiac orifices. The creation of turbulence results in the appearance of palpable thrills and audible murmurs, stenosis and insufficiency causing congestive heart failure. See also names of cardiac valves.
valvular incompetence
the valves do not close completely and when pressure is exerted on them blood leaks back through causing inefficient forward movement of the blood and turbulent flow leading to the development of cardiac murmurs.
valvular stenosis
narrowing of the lumen of the aperture through which the blood passes causing back pressure in the venous or pulmonary circuits. The clinical manifestations include cardiac murmurs and thrills and congestive heart failure. See also stenosis.
References in periodicals archive ?
The two types of valvular disease are: stenosis, or difficulty in opening the valves, often caused by calcium buildup on the valve; and regurgitation or leaky valve, in which the valve does not close properly and blood leaks back in the wrong direction.
In the United States, pergolide carries a Food and Drug Administration warning of possible cardiac valvulopathy and fibrotic complications that discourages its use in patients with a history of valvular heart disease and recommends a baseline cardiovascular evaluation and periodic echocardiograms.
The experimental "cardiac diet" tested on 27 dogs of various breeds--all with early-stage valvular disease--had reduced levels of some ingredients (including protein, sodium, magnesium and potassium), compared to regular dog food, and higher levels of others (such as fat, taurine, vitamins C and e, arginine and L-carnitine).
The type of complications associated with prosthetic heart valves can range from structural failure to valvular obstruction and thrombosis, pannus formation, systemic embolization, bleeding, disturbing click sound, and infection.
To qualify for the study your dog must be between five and 20kg and be showing symptoms of valvular disease.
These stuck-on plaques were thought to be identical to those seen in carcinoid syndrome and ergotamine-induced valvular disease.
THE DIET drug known as Fen-Phen was recently implicated as a cause of valvular heart disease in women.
Valvular lesions were diagnosed clinically using standard physical signs.
Twenty-four patients with no known heart disease developed valvular problems after taking fen-phen.
More recently, 28 additional new cases of similar valvular pathology have been reported.
Although the methodology of these surveys differed, the prevalence of valvular disease meeting the case definition was similar in all five survey populations, ranging from 30.
He realized that if the connection between the drugs and valvular heart disease proved real, it could affect millions of people worldwide.