epicardium


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ep·i·car·di·um

 (ĕp′ĭ-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. ep·i·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The inner layer of the pericardium that is in actual contact with the surface of the heart.

[New Latin : epi- + Greek kardiā, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′i·car′di·al adj.

epicardium

(ˌɛpɪˈkɑːdɪəm)
n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the innermost layer of the pericardium, in direct contact with the heart
[C19: New Latin, from epi- + Greek kardia heart]
ˌepiˈcardiac, ˌepiˈcardial adj

ep•i•car•di•um

(ˌɛp ɪˈkɑr di əm)

n., pl. -di•a (-di ə)
the innermost layer of the pericardium.
[1860–65]
ep`i•car′di•al, ep`i•car′di•ac`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epicardium - the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
pericardium - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
serosa, serous membrane - a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
Translations

ep·i·car·di·um

n. epicardio, cara visceral del pericardio.
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Ultrasonographic examination of PE is characterized by the presence of an anechoic space between the epicardium and the pericardium and, when the fluid volume is great, the heart may seem to be "dancing" from one side to another within the pericardial space.
An autopsy revealed a widespread petechial rash; perivascular inflammation of the heart, lungs, and liver; and petechial hemorrhages in the epicardium and lung pleura.
RV free-wall thickness at end-diastole was measured from either the subcostal, coronal or parasternal-axis view, whichever view most clearly illustrated the RV epicardium and endocardium.
Dissection was started by incising the epicardium which appeared to be the thinnest portion over the mass.
The RCA and LCA was traced through epicardium and subepicardial adipose tissue.
The researchers needed to provide the cardiac progenitor cells with additional information in order for them to generate into epicardium cells.
The greater density of the Ito current in the epicardium causes a transmural dispersion of repolarization that manifest as a J wave or ST-segment elevation.
c) Photomicrograph of the heart showing of the thickened epicardium (star) and mononuclear inflammatory exudate on fibrin deposits (arrow).
Ischemia may result in the dispersion of electrical refractory periods between the endocardium and epicardium, which is a requirement for multiple waves of re-entry.
In that experimental study, ST-depression occurred at one of the lateral borders of the epicardium or side zones, in healthy and ischaemic heart tissue.
Methods and compositions for generating epicardium cells from pluripotent stem cells, an achievement that no other medical research lab in the world has yet been able to accomplish.
Rudy, "Properties and ionic mechanisms of action potential adaptation, restitution, and accommodation in canine epicardium," American Journal of Physiology--Heart and Circulatory Physiology, vol.