fibrinous pericarditis


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Related to fibrinous pericarditis: myocarditis

fi·brin·ous per·i·car·di·tis

acute pericarditis with fibrinous exudate.
See also: bread-and-butter pericardium.

fibrinous pericarditis

Etymology: L, fibra, fiber; Gk, peri, near, kardia, heart, itis, inflammation
a condition in which a lymphoid exudate accumulates on the pericardium and coagulates. The coagulated exudate may acquire a thick, buttery appearance.
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Fibrinous pericarditis

fi·brin·ous per·i·car·di·tis

(fī'brin-ŭs per'i-kahr-dī'tis)
Acute pericarditis with fibrinous exudate.

fibrinous pericarditis

Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM with deposition of FIBRIN and white cells between the layers causing adhesions to form that may interfere with the free action of the heart. The condition occurs in rheumatic carditis and as a complication of some acute infectious diseases.