Pericardium

The thin membrane that encloses the heart.

Pericardium

The membrane surrounding the heart.

Pericardium

The pericardium (from the Greek περί, `around` and κάρδιον, `heart`) is a double-walled sac containing the heart and the roots of the great vessels. The pericardial sac has two layers, a serous layer and a fibrous layer. It encloses the pericardial cavity which contains pericardial fluid. The pericardium fixes the heart to the media...
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Pericardium

• (n.) The double baglike fold of serous membrane which incloses the heart.
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pericardium

<anatomy> A double membranous sac which envelops and protects the heart. The layer in contact with the heart is referred to as the visceral layer, the outer layer in contact with surrounding organs is the parietal pericardium. In between the two layers is the pericardial space. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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pericardium

(from the article `animal development`) ...layer, or myocardium, develops from the visceral (splanchnic) layer of the lateral plate that is in contact with the endocardial tube; the ... [11 related articles]
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pericardium

(per″ĭ-kahr´de-әm) the fibroserous sac enclosing the heart and the roots of the great vessels, composed of external (fibrous) and internal (serous) layers.
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pericardium

(per;u1-kar;de-um) A protective serous membrane that surrounds the heart.
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pericardium

noun a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
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Pericardium

[Chinese medicine] As distinct from the Western medical concept of pericardium, this concept from Traditional Chinese Medicine is more a way of describing a set of interrelated parts than an anatomical organ. (See Zang Fu theory) The Pericardium is also called the `heart protector,` and, for clinical purposes, is considered a yin organ pair...
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Pericardium

Per`i·car'di·um noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... about or near the heart; ... about + ... heart.] (Anat.) The double baglike fold of serous membrane which incloses the heart. » The inner layer is closely adherent to the outer surface of the heart, and is called the cardiac pe...
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pericardium

A very thin tissue surrounding the heart. Abnormal fluid can accumulate between the heart and the pericardial membrane causing pericardial effusion.
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pericardium

Greek peri = around, and kardia = heart; hence, the membranes enclosing the heart.
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pericardium

pericardium The conical sac of fibrous tissue that surrounds the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels. The pericardium's outer coat (the parietal pericardium) is tough and thickened, loosely cloaks the heart, and is attached to the central part of the diaphragm and the back of the breastbone. Its inner coat (the visceral pericardium or e...
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pericardium

pericardium: see heart.
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Pericardium

Pericardium: The conical sac of fibrous tissue that surrounds the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels. The pericardium's outer coat (the parietal pericardium) is tough and thickened, loosely cloaks the heart, and is attached to the central part of the diaphragm and the back of the breastbone. Its inner coat (the visceral pericardium or e...
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pericardium

The heart and pericardium. 1. Superior vena cava. 2. Aorta. 3. Pulmonary artery. 4. Left atrium. 5. Right atrium. 6. Parietal pericardium. 7. Heart covered by the visceral pericardium. How the pericardium (in red) surrounds the heart The serous membrane (covering membrane) which, in human...
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Pericardium

The membrane which encloses the heart.
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Pericardium

The membrane which the heart is surrounded by.
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Pericardium

the membranous sac that covers the heart and the base of the blood vessels that are attached to the heart
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Pericardium

The outer fibrous sac that surrounds the heart.
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Pericardium

The pericardium is the outer membrane which surrounds the heart muscle. It is in contact with the pulmonary pleura and is connected to the diaphragm muscle by tendinous fibres.
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Pericardium

The pericardium is the thin, double- layered lining that surrounds the heart.
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pericardium

the sac that envelops the heart
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Pericardium

The smooth sheet of body tissue that surrounds the heart.
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