incompetence

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incompetence

[in′käm·pəd·əns]
(forensic science)
Inability to function within the law, as the incompetence of an individual to drive when under the influence of alcohol.
(medicine)
Insufficiency or inadequacy in performing natural functions.
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Acute mitral incompetence differs from chronic incompetence in that there is no time for remodelling.
Rarely, fascioliasis may present with mitral incompetence and heart failure associated with eosinophilia.
Mitral Regurgitation (MR), mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence, the most common type of heart valve disorder, occurs when the heart's mitral valve does not close properly resulting in an inadequate blood flow to the body.