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.
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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
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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.
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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
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ep·i·car·di·um

n. epicardio, cara visceral del pericardio.
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Furthermore, heart is misshaped, flabby with greasy fat deposits on epicardium, petechial and ecchymotic hemorrhages on heart musculature and the incised myocardium shows congestion and suffusion with blood (Anjum 1990; Jaffery 1988; Kumar et al., 1997).
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Terminologia Anatomica should include the alternative term for cor-cardia ([phrase omitted]), since it provides the basis for the terms epicardium, myocardium and endocardium, and is often used within the clinical setting, e.g.
Histology revealed extensive fatty infiltration with interstitial fibrosis, primarily in the epicardium. There was associated myocyte loss with hypertrophy of cardiac muscle cells remaining (Figure 3b).
The emitted fluorescence from the anterior epicardium was collected through an objective (Leica Plan APO 1.0x; Leica), and the signals were split with a dichroic mirror at 630 nm.
The implantation of temporary pacing leads in the epicardium or myocardial tissue of the atria or ventricles of the cardiac patient's heart is a typical surgery for the surgeon.
Wall thickening occurs and the distance between endocardium and epicardium increases by at least 20% during systole.
Heart neoplastic proliferation of rounded cells arranged in mantles involving mainly the epicardium and infiltrating into the myocardium (lymphoma--enzootic bovine leukosis).
Adipose tissue infiltration in the right ventricle starts in the epicardium and expands gradually to the endocardium, depending on the level of infiltration.
Other etiologies included tumors with secondary pericardial invasion in two patients: one due to mediastinal B- cell lymphoma and one due to xanthogranuloma of the epicardium who was previously reported [12].
Figure 3(b) shows the ROI, specifying left and right ventricles with endocardium and epicardium. Figures 3(c) and 3(e) show the proposed method recovery (CS + MEMC) at the reduction factors 2 and 8, respectively.