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Medical Term:

Eisenmenger complex

Pronunciation: i'zen-men'ger

Definition: the combination of ventricular septal defect with pulmonary hypertension and consequent right-to-left shunt through the defect, with or without an associated overriding aorta.

Synonym(s): Eisenmenger defect, Eisenmenger disease, Eisenmenger tetralogy

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