aortic regurgitation (s) (noun)
, aortic regurgitations (pl)
aortic insufficieny, aortic incompetence
A back flow of blood into the left ventricle through or around an abnormal or prosthetic (replaced, incompetent) aortic valve as a result of surgery.
cardiac regurgitation (s) (noun)
, cardiac regurgitations (pl)
A revese flow of blood through the aortic, mitral, or tricuspid valves of the heart because of incomplete closures.
duodenal regurgitation (s) (noun)
, duodenal regurgitations (pl)
A return flow of chyme (partially digested food and gastric secretions produced in the stomach) from the duodenum (small intestine) backwards into the stomach again.
, gurges; gurged; gurging
To swirl, or to flow in a circular current, of liquids like a whirlpool.
, gurgitates; gurgitated; gurgitating
To bubble, to boil.
gurgitation (s) (noun)
, gurgitations (pl)
1. A whirling or surging motion, as of water.
2. A surging rise and fall; ebullient motion (boiling or bubbling vigorously), as of water.
3. Surging or whirling movements; such as, liquids in a whirlpool or in a boiling condition.
gurgitator (s) (noun)
, gurgitators, (pl)
A person who competes in eating contests in a competition where participants consume vast amounts of food in a short time with the purpose of eating more than any of the other eaters :The "International Federation of Competitive Eaters" or I.F.O.C.E. (IFOCE) is a Manhattan, New York, organization that promotes events and keeps records of the gurgitators
The International Federation of Competitive Eating, Inc. supervises and regulates eating contests in their various forms throughout the world.
The IFOCE helps to ensure that the sport remains safe, while also seeking to achieve objectives consistent with the public interest; namely, creating an environment in which fans may enjoy the display of competitive eating skills.
gurgle (s) (noun)
, gurgles (pl)
1. The low sounds that water makes when it is poured quickly from a bottle or down a drain: The gurgles
of the running water in the pipes could be easily heard when the bath water in the tub was unplugged.
If a person's stomach gurgles, it makes a long low sound, usually because he or she has eaten recently or is hungry.
gurgle, gurgles, gurgling, gurgled (verb forms)
1. To have the deep bubbling noise that liquid makes when it is poured from a bottle.
2. To make a bubbling sound in the throat, or to say something with a bubbling sound in the throat.
3. To flow in a broken irregular current with a bubbling sound.
4. To make the quiet sound of water moving over rocks, through a pipe, etc.: "We could hear the gurgling of a stream near our tent."
"The water gurgled through the pipes."
5. To make a sound like a liquid boiling or bubbling: "We could hear her stomach gurgling because she was so hungry."
6. To make happy and quiet sounds: "The baby gurgled contentedly."
, ingurgitates; ingurgitated; ingurgitating
1. To swallow large amounts of food greedily.
2. To overeat or to eat immodestly; to make a pig of oneself: Harriet's children were ingurgitating a lot of ice cream during this hot summer day.
3. To engulf; to swallow up: The floodwaters were ingurgitating the trees and houses along the river.
ingurgitation (s) (noun)
, ingurgitations (pl)
The act of swallowing greedily, in excessive amounts, or immoderately.
mitral regurgitation (s) (noun)
, mitral regurgitations (pl)
A back flow of blood from the left ventricle of the heart into the left atrium, resulting from the imperfect closure of the mitral or bicuspid valve.
professional regurgitator (s) (noun)
, professional regurgitators (pl)
An entertainer whose act consists of swallowing and regurgitating a variety of items: "Professional regurgitators sometimes include magicians who perform regurgitation exclusively with objects that include anything from live animals (live mice), to light bulbs, billiard balls, etc."
pulmonic regurgitation, pulmonary regurgitation
A reverse flow of blood from the pulmonary artery into the right ventricle.
regurgitant (s) (noun)
, regurgitants (pl)
A flowing or allowing to flow backward in a direction contrary to what is normal.