parietal pericardium

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Related to parietal pericardium: visceral pericardium
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Noun1.parietal pericardium - the tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum
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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Ultrasonography imaging 1 month later indicated an adhesion of the left ventricular free wall with the visceral and parietal pericardium at the apex.
Vertically elliptical incision from suprasternal space to the xiphisternum inferiorly, swelling was excised in toto with sternal origins of both pectoralis major along with the medial ends of the clavicle and first six costal cartilages and a portion of the anterior parietal pericardium.
A capsule surrounds the developing thymus and maintains the gland in close association with the parietal pericardium, which is key to its descent to the mediastinum.