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n. inflammation of the endocardium, the inner lining of the heart, and often the heart valves. It is typically caused by bacterial or fungal infections. Primary diagnostic symptoms include fever, new or changing heart murmur, and minute hemorrhages (particularly in the extremities and conjunctiva of the eye).

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February 26th 2024

confirmatory research

confirmatory research

research conducted with the aim of testing one or more preexisting hypotheses. Compare exploratory research.