hydropericardium

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hydropericardium

 [hi″dro-per″ĭ-kahr´de-um]
an abnormal collection of fluid in the pericardial cavity.

hy·dro·per·i·car·di·um

(hī'drō-per'i-kar'dē-ŭm),
A noninflammatory accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac.

hydropericardium

hy·dro·per·i·car·di·um

(hī'drō-per'i-kahr'dē-ŭm)
A noninflammatory accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac.

hydropericardium

An accumulation of fluid in the membranous bag (pericardial sac) that surrounds the heart. See also PERICARDITIS.

hydropericardium

an excess of transudate in the pericardial cavity. The cardiac shadow is enlarged and distorted on radiography; its size encroaches on the area over which lung sounds can normally be heard.

hydropericardium syndrome
sudden death in chickens with hydropericardium and acute hepatocytic necrosis; caused by group I avian adenovirus, possibly in association with chicken anemia virus infection. Called also hydropericardium-hepatitis syndrome, inclusion body hepatitis-hydropericardium syndrome, Angara disease.