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my·o·car·di·um

 (mī′ō-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. my·o·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The muscular tissue of the heart.

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

my′o·car′di·al adj.

myocardium

(ˌmaɪəʊˈkɑːdɪəm)
n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
(Anatomy) the muscular tissue of the heart
[C19: myo- + cardium, from Greek kardia heart]

my•o•car•di•um

(ˌmaɪ əˈkɑr di əm)

n., pl. -di•a (-di ə)
the muscular substance of the heart.
[1875–80]
my`o•car′di•al, adj.

myocardium

Cardiac muscle forming the middle layer of the heart wall.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myocardium - the middle muscular layer of the heart wall
cardiac muscle, heart muscle - the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction
Translations
myokard

my·o·car·di·um

n. miocardio, capa media de la pared cardíaca.

myocardium

n miocardio
References in periodicals archive ?
The stunned myocardium: newer insights into mechanisms and clinical implications.
Transient left ventricular dysfunction syndrome during anaphylactic shock: vasospasm, Kounis syndrome or epinephrine-induced stunned myocardium? Int J Cardiol.
Kloner, "The stunned myocardium: prolonged, postischemic ventricular dysfunction," Circulation, vol.
Neurogenic myocardial injury, such as neurogenic stunned myocardium (NSM), is a phenomenon where cardiac complications occur after a neurologic event (i.e., stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or seizures) due to dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system [9].
The generation of free radicals and intracellular calcium overload in stunned myocardium has been demonstrated to contribute significantly to myocardial dysfunction [10].
But you're not having a heart attack; this nightmare scenario is called Takotsubo syndrome, aka stress cardiomyopathy, aka stunned myocardium syndrome, and is exceedingly rare.