Definition of Pericarditis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the pericardium.

Generic synonyms: Carditis



Definition of Pericarditis

1. Noun. (cardiology pathology) Inflammation of the pericardium, the membrane that surrounds the heart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pericarditis

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Medical Definition of Pericarditis

1. Inflammation of the pericardium. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pericarditis

pericardic
pericardicentesis
pericardiectomy
pericardii
pericardiocentesis
pericardioperitoneal
pericardioperitoneal canal
pericardiophrenic
pericardiopleural
pericardiopleural membrane
pericardiorrhaphy
pericardiostomy
pericardiotomy
pericarditic
pericarditides
pericarditis (current term)
pericarditis calculosa
pericarditis epistenocardica
pericarditis obliterans
pericarditis sicca
pericarditis villosa
pericarditis with effusion
pericarditises
pericarditus
pericardium
pericardium fibrosum
pericardium serosum
pericardotomy
pericarp
pericarpic

Literary usage of Pericarditis

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"pericarditis from injury usually comes under the care of the surgeon in connection with the primary wound. The trauma may- be from within, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"In certain instances of tuberculous pericarditis it has been noted that there was no ... In 1048 autopsies, Wells' found tuberculous pericarditis 10 times, ..."

3. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell, Frederick Cheever Shattuck (1886)
"pericarditis quite frequently develops in acute articular rheumatism, ... Among the chronic diseases in the course of which pericarditis sometimes appears ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Diagnosis, Pathology, and Treatment of Diseases by Austin Flint (1870)
"INFLAMMATORY AFFECTIONS OF THE HEART— pericarditis. Acute pericarditis—Anatomical ... In a large proportion of the cases of pericarditis, ..."

5. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1898)
"Purulent pericarditis runs a comparatively r.ipid and an almost uniformly unfavorable course. dium are also apt to cause purulent effusion, and many of the ..."

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