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Endocarditis Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves

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Endocarditis Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart. Endocarditis most often affects the heart valves. The heart valves are a part of the human body that does not get blood. This is odd because they are a part of the heart itself. Because of this, if one of the valves gets infected with a bacteria or protozoa, the body can not defend itself against that bacteria. This can cause the valve to not work the way it should.

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