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Related to aortic incompetence: Aortic valve insufficiency
1. inability to function properly.
2. the legal status of a person determined by the court to be unable to manage his own affairs.
aortic incompetence aortic insufficiency.
mitral incompetence mitral insufficiency.
pulmonary incompetence pulmonary insufficiency.
tricuspid incompetence tricuspid insufficiency.
valvular incompetence valvular insufficiency.
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defective closure of the aortic valve permitting regurgitation into the left ventricle during diastole.
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incompetence, incompetency (in?kom'pet-ens) (in?kom'pet-en-se) [L. incompetens insufficient]
Inadequate ability to perform the function or action normal to an organ or part.
aortic incompetenceAortic insufficiency.
Structural inability of the cervical os to remain closed and support a growing fetus. This problem has commonly been associated with recurrent spontaneous second-trimester abortions. A higher incidence of this structural abnormality is noted after cervical trauma, e.g., previous vaginal or cesarean births, cervical laceration, conization of the cervix. It also has been reported among daughters whose mothers were treated with diethylstilbestrol (DES) during their pregnancies. Traditionally, cerclage has been used for treatment even though controlled trials of its effectiveness have not been uniformly successful.See: cerclage; Shirodkar operation
An inappropriate response of the heart rate to stimulation, e.g., a slow heart rate during an exercise stress test.
Inability of the ileocecal valve to stop the return of the feces from the colon to the ileum.
Legal disqualification to execute a contract or perform normal activities and tasks.
Imperfect closure of one of the atrioventricular valves due to weak action of papillary muscles.
A weakness of the pyloric sphincter, which permits undigested food to leave the stomach and enter the duodenum.
Excessive dilatation of a cardiac cavity, rendering it impossible for the cardiac valves leading in and out of the chamber to close perfectly.
Backward flow of blood through a valve, e.g., a cardiac valve during the stage of the cardiac cycle when the valve leaflets should be closed.Synonym: valvular insufficiency
velopharyngeal incompetenceVelopharygeal insufficiency.
Inability of a vein to prevent the backward flow of blood because of valve diseases or complications of deep venous thrombosis.
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aortic incompetenceLeakiness of the aortic valve of the heart, with regurgitation of blood through the closed valve.
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