pericardium


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Related to pericardium: pericarditis, parietal pericardium, Fibrous pericardium, Serous pericardium

per·i·car·di·um

 (pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The membranous sac filled with serous fluid that encloses the heart and the roots of the aorta and other large blood vessels.

[New Latin, from Greek perikardion, from perikardios, around the heart : peri-, peri- + kardiā, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·car′di·al (-dē-əl), per′i·car′di·ac′ (-dē-ăk′) adj.

pericardium

(ˌpɛrɪˈkɑːdɪəm)
n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
(Anatomy) the membranous sac enclosing the heart
[C16: via New Latin from Greek perikardion, from peri- + kardia heart]
ˌperiˈcardial, ˌperiˈcardiˌac adj

per•i•car•di•um

(ˌpɛr ɪˈkɑr di əm)

n., pl. -di•a (-di ə)
the membranous sac enclosing the heart.
[1570–80; < New Latin < Greek perikárdion, n. use of neuter of perikárdios surrounding the heart =peri- peri- + -kardios, adj. derivative of kardía heart; compare -cardium]

per·i·car·di·um

(pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-əm)
The membrane sac that encloses the heart in vertebrate animals.

pericardium

1. The two-layered membrane enclosing the heart.
2. A membranous sac surrounding the heart.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pericardium - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heartpericardium - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
epicardium, visceral pericardium - the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
parietal pericardium - the tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum
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
osrdečniceosrdečníkperikard

pericardium

[ˌperɪˈkɑːdɪəm] N (pericardia (pl)) [ˌperɪˈkɑːdɪə]pericardio m

per·i·car·di·um

n. pericardio, membrana delicada de capa doble en forma de saco que envuelve el corazón y el inicio de los grandes vasos.

pericardium

n pericardio
References in classic literature ?
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The anterior pericardium was noted to be within the upper limits of normal for thickness, in association with punctate areas of calcification involving the anterior and left lateral pericardium (Figure 3).
He was a pioneering surgeon and carried out the first successful repairing of the pericardium - the sac around the heart - without modern anaesthetics.
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However, one Chief of Cardiology stated that 10 to 25% of postoperative cardiac surgery patients develop variations of the syndrome, due to the pericardium being opened.
In addition to aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, and coronary artery disease, the technique will allow clear views of the pericardium, permitting the diagnosis of calcified or thickened pericardium and sometimes pericarditis.