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endocardium

 [en″do-kahr´de-um]
the endothelial lining membrane of the cavities of the heart and the connective tissue bed on which it lies.

en·do·car·di·um

, pl.

en·do·car·di·a

(en'dō-kar'dē-ŭm, -ē-ă), [TA]
The innermost tunic of the heart, which includes endothelium and subendothelial connective tissue; in the atrial wall, smooth muscle and numerous elastic fibers also occur.
[endo- + G. kardia, heart]

endocardium

/en·do·car·di·um/ (-kahr´de-um) the endothelial lining membrane of the cavities of the heart and the connective tissue bed on which it lies.

endocardium

(ĕn′dō-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. endocar·dia (-dē-ə)
The thin serous membrane, composed of endothelial tissue, that lines the interior of the heart.

en′do·car′di·al adj.

endocardium

[en′dōkär′dē·əm] pl. endocardia,
the lining of the heart chambers, containing small blood vessels and a few bundles of smooth muscle. It is continuous with the endothelium of the great blood vessels. Compare epicardium, myocardium.

en·do·car·di·um

, pl. endocardia (en'dō-kahr'dē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The innermost tunic of the heart, which includes endothelium and subendothelial connective tissue; in the atrial wall, smooth muscle and numerous elastic fibers also occur.
[endo- + G. kardia, heart]

endocardium

The heart lining that also covers the heart valves.

endocardium

the inner lining of the HEART.

Endocardium

The inner wall of the heart muscle, which also covers the heart valves.
Mentioned in: Endocarditis

en·do·car·di·um

, pl. endocardia (en'dō-kahr'dē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The innermost tunic of the heart.
[endo- + G. kardia, heart]

endocardium

(en´dōkär´dēəm),
n the innermost lining and connective tissue bed of the heart's chambers. It consists of smooth muscle cells, elastin, and collagen fibers.

endocardium

the endothelial lining membrane of the cavities of the heart and the connective tissue bed on which it lies.
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Systemic lupus erythematosus involves the endocardium in more than 50% of patients, the epicardium in more than 30% of patients, and the myocardium in less than 10% of patients (3 of 36 autopsied patients in 1 series).
Finally, in the chronic-fibrotic stage, the endocardium is replaced with collagenous fibrosis and calcification.
Neither the myocardium nor the endocardium exhibit any detectable syndecan-2 staining (Figs.
Endocarditis results from the interaction of microorganisms with the platelet-rich matrix associated with cellular damage in the endocardium.
The vasoconstriction seen may be an adaptive response, which serves to increase blood flow to the endocardium by increasing blood pressure.
2) It is caused by distortion of the earliest phase of membrane repolarization, causing a potential difference between the epicardium and endocardium during repolarization phases 1 and 2.
The heart develops as a linear tube, composed of an inner endocardium and an outer myocardium that is separated by an extra-cellular matrix.
endocardium: Inside the heart muscle you'll find a layer called the endocardium.
Due to anatomical and physiological reasons and myocytes in endocardium are the most vulnerable cells and most popular to study.
The head and the body of moose NSA are located deep under the endocardium and isolated by a thick layer of connective tissue in the bordering groove.
Finally, because myocardial ischemia and tissue acidosis attributable to AMI are located predominantly in the endocardium (7, 8), transmural differences in CKMB content were studied in the hearts of patients who died after AMI.