Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of the endocardium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, inflammation of the endocardium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of the endocardium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology, cardiology An inflammation of the endocardium and possibly the heart valves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[endocard(ium) + –itis.]

Examples

  • She knew that if it progressed it could easily block the flow of oxygen to her heart or lungs, causing a heart attack or even a life-threatening heart infection known as endocarditis.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • She knew that if it progressed it could easily block the flow of oxygen to her heart or lungs, causing a heart attack or even a life-threatening heart infection known as endocarditis.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Abrams would testify later at the trial that Schwartz, who suffered from two heart conditions, chronic endocarditis, which is an infection of the inner lining of the valves, and mitral stenosis, which is an obstruction of the mitral valve, was “lying on the floor covered with sweat and with his handkerchief full of blood.”

    Savage Peace

  • Abrams would testify later at the trial that Schwartz, who suffered from two heart conditions, chronic endocarditis, which is an infection of the inner lining of the valves, and mitral stenosis, which is an obstruction of the mitral valve, was “lying on the floor covered with sweat and with his handkerchief full of blood.”

    Savage Peace

  • Abrams would testify later at the trial that Schwartz, who suffered from two heart conditions, chronic endocarditis, which is an infection of the inner lining of the valves, and mitral stenosis, which is an obstruction of the mitral valve, was “lying on the floor covered with sweat and with his handkerchief full of blood.”

    Savage Peace

  • Proper oral hygiene can prevent heart infections known as endocarditis, which start when bacteria finds their way to blood, according to the researchers.

    Cleaner mouth might help to keep Heart safe.

  • Subacute endocarditis, which is the most common form, may not become appreciable for several days after its commencement.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • A doctor pinpointed the potential cause: a rare heart infection called endocarditis, which soon led the capillary in her brain to rupture.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

  • Users addressed health conditions such as endocarditis, abscesses, overdose, cotton fever, hydration, bleaching, hepatitis c, through the development of materials including posters, pamphlets and 'zines which were widely distributed, emulated and subsequently were incorporated into the mainstream healthcare world.

    Harm Reduction in the United States: Whose History? (Part 2)

  • Users addressed health conditions such as endocarditis, abscesses, overdose, cotton fever, hydration, bleaching, hepatitis c, through the development of materials including posters, pamphlets and 'zines which were widely distributed, emulated and subsequently were incorporated into the mainstream healthcare world.

    Allan Clear: Harm Reduction in the United States: Whose History? (Part 2)

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