regurgitation

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of regurgitating or pouring back.
  • noun The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.
  • noun In medicine: The puking or posseting of infants.
  • noun The rising of solids or fluids into the mouth in the adult.
  • noun Specifically, the reflux through incompetent heart-valves: as, aortic regurgitation (reflux through leaking aortic valves).

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

  • noun (Med.) The act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of entrance.
  • noun The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.

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

  • noun The act of regurgitating.

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

  • noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • noun backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
  • noun recall after rote memorization

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Examples

  • Trivial pulmonary regurgitation is actually exceedingly common.

    Pulmonary Regurgitation

  • If the regurgitation is trivial or mild, treatment is usually not necessary.

    Aortic Regurgitation

  • If the regurgitation is trivial or mild, treatment is usually not necessary.

    Pulmonary Regurgitation

  • Doctors will monitor the patient with regular checkups, and might even prescribe some medications if the regurgitation is moderate or severe.

    Aortic Regurgitation

  • I am aware all this hateful regurgitation is politically motivated, and is sadly being used for American-bashing, but I also think that Sunshine’s release date issue is most likely to do with marketing.

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  • Aortic regurgitation occurs when the valve doesn't completely close and allows some blood to leak back into the heart.

    Aortic Regurgitation

  • Pulmonary regurgitation occurs when the valve doesn't completely close and allows some blood to leak back into the heart.

    Pulmonary Regurgitation

  • Tricuspid valve regurgitation occurs when the valve does not close completely and blood leaks back into the right atrium of the heart.

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  • Tricuspid valve regurgitation occurs when the valve does not close completely and blood leaks back into the right atrium of the heart.

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  • Tricuspid valve regurgitation occurs when the valve does not close completely and blood leaks back into the right atrium of the heart.

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