Definition of Pericardium. Meaning of Pericardium. Synonyms of Pericardium

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Definition of Pericardium

Pericardium
Pericardium Per`i*car"di*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? about or near the heart; ? about + ? heart.] (Anat.) The double baglike fold of serous membrane which incloses the heart. Note: The inner layer is closely adherent to the outer surface of the heart, and is called the cardiac pericardium. The outer layer loosely incloses the heart and the adherent inner layer, and is called the parietal pericardium. At the base of the heart the two layers are continuous, and form a narrow closed cavity filled with fluid, in which the pulsations of the heart cause little friction.

Meaning of Pericardium from wikipedia

- The pericardium, also called pericardial sac, is a double-walled sac containing the heart and the roots of the great vessels. The pericardial sac has...
- infarction pericarditis (Dressler's syndrome) Cancer that has spread to the pericardium Trichinosis Kidney failure with excessive blood levels of urea nitrogen...
- relative to the pericardium – the anterior mediastinum being in front of the pericardium, the middle mediastinum contains the pericardium and its contents...
- As distinct from the Western medical concept of pericardium, this concept from traditional Chinese medicine is more a way of describing a set of interrelated...
- tamponade, also known as pericardial tamponade, is when fluid in the pericardium (the sac around the heart) builds up, resulting in compression of the...
- Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium (the fibrous sac surrounding the heart). Symptoms typically include sudden onset of sharp chest pain....
- which prevent backflow. The heart is enclosed in a protective sac, the pericardium, which also contains a small amount of fluid. The wall of the heart is...
- pericardial tap, is a medical procedure where fluid is aspirated from the pericardium (the sac enveloping the heart). The patient undergoing pericardiocentesis...
- serous fluid secreted by the serous layer of the pericardium into the pericardial cavity. The pericardium consists of two layers, an outer fibrous layer...
- syndrome that causes defects involving the diaphragm, abdominal wall, pericardium, heart and lower sternum. There are five characteristic findings in pentalogy...
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