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Related to regurgitation: mitral regurgitation, Tricuspid regurgitation


v. re·gur·gi·tat·ed, re·gur·gi·tat·ing, re·gur·gi·tates
1. To cause to pour back, especially to cast up (partially digested food).
2. To repeat (facts or other learned items) from memory with little reflection.
To rush or surge back.

[Medieval Latin regurgitāre, regurgitāt-, to overflow : Latin re-, re- + Late Latin gurgitāre, to engulf, flood (from Latin gurges, gurgit-, whirlpool).]

re·gur′gi·tant (-tənt) adj.
re·gur′gi·ta′tion n.
re·gur′gi·ta·tive adj.


(rɪˌgɜr dʒɪˈteɪ ʃən)

1. the act of regurgitating.
2. return of partly digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
3. the reflux of blood through defective heart valves.


1. The return of undigested food from the stomach to the mouth.
2. The food so returned.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regurgitation - backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
backflow, backflowing - a flow that returns toward its source
2.regurgitation - recall after rote memorization; "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"
recollection, reminiscence, recall - the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); "he has total recall of the episode"
3.regurgitation - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouthregurgitation - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
rumination - regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
haematemesis, hematemesis - vomiting blood
hyperemesis - severe and excessive vomiting
تَقَيُّؤ، إرجاع الطعام من المَعِدَه
gubb, æla


[rɪˈgɜːdʒɪˈteɪʃən] Nregurgitación f (fig) → reproducción f maquinal


nWiederhochbringen nt; (fig: of information, facts) → Wiederkäuen nt


(riˈgəːdʒiteit) verb
to bring back (food) into the mouth after it has been swallowed.
reˌgurgiˈtation noun


n. regurgitación.
1. acto de devolver o expulsar la comida de la boca;
2. flujo retrógrado de la sangre a través de una válvula defectuosa del corazón;
aortic ______ aórtica;
mitral ______ de la válvula mitral;
valvular ______ valvular.


n regurgitación f; aortic (mitral etc.) — regurgitación aórtica (mitral, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
When I passed outside, however, and pressed down the levers which controlled it, I knew at once by the whishing sound that there was a slight leakage, which allowed a regurgitation of water through one of the side cylinders.
Where mitral regurgitation has been diagnosed, there is an increased risk of acquiring bacterial endocarditis, an infection in the lining of the heart.
The risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma was a remarkable eight times higher in people who reported heartburn or regurgitation (short of vomiting) or both at least once a week.
In particular, this new codewill reimburse the follow-up treatmentof recurrent mitral regurgitation which statistically occurs in 15-30% of all patients with surgically repaired mitral valves.
The designation by the European regulatory body signifies that Cardioband is a safe treatment option for patients with mitral regurgitation, and recent clinical trial data demonstrate its efficacy," said Amir Gross, founder and CEO of Valtech Cardio.
After visiting her doctor, the 89-year-old was diagnosed with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR), a heart condition in which the leaflets of the mitral valve do not close completely, causing blood to flow backward and leak into the left atrium of the heart.
These studies disclosed a QAV with mild aortic regurgitation (Figures 1a, 1b).
1A), with a standard deviation of 14% and a delay of activation between septum and lateral wall >120 msec; these findings were hypothesized as a cause of the worsening of the clinical status (NYHA III), of a marked reduction of the LVEF (30%) and of a severe mitral regurgitation (Fig.
TITAN II is a prospective, single-arm clinical trial initiated to further evaluate an enhanced version of the CARILLON system, a novel therapy for treating heart failure patients suffering from functional mitral regurgitation (FMR).
Patients who undergo mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation and have mild residual mitral regurgitation may have an increased risk of re-operation in future years.
If valve regurgitation appears to be severe, it should be measured so that the severity can be quantitatively demonstrated," he said in an interview.
Compared with an age-matched control group from the Framingham Heart Study, the pergolide-treated patients had a roughly 3-fold increased risk of nonphysiologic regurgitation at the aortic, tricuspid, and mitral valve sites, and an 18-fold increased risk of clinically significant tricuspid regurgitation.