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Related to pericardially: Pericardial tamponade, pericardial cavity, Pericardial fluid, pericardial rub, pericardial window, Pericardial effusion

pericardial

 [per″ĭ-kahr´de-al]
pertaining to the area around the heart.

per·i·car·di·ac

, pericardial (per-i-kar'dē-ak, -dē-ăl),
1. Surrounding the heart.
2. Relating to the pericardium.

pericardial

/peri·car·di·al/ (-kahr´de-al)
1. pertaining to the pericardium.
2. surrounding the heart.

pericardial

pericardial

adjective
(1) Referring to the pericardium.
(2) At, near or surrounding the heart.

per·i·car·di·ac

, pericardial (per'i-kahr'dē-ak, per'i-kahr'dē-ăl)
1. Surrounding the heart.
2. Relating to the pericardium.

pericardial

pertaining to the pericardium.

pericardial diaphragmatic hernia
pericardial effusion
the second stage of pericarditis when much inflammatory exudate accumulates, part of a general edematous state or in cases of neoplasia involving the epicardium or pericardium. Characterized by enlargement of the cardiac silhouette on radiography and outline on percussion, muffling of heart sounds and congestive heart failure due to compression of the heart by cardiac tamponade.
pericardial fibrosis
a chronic change in pericarditis, leading to constriction that limits diastolic ventricular volume. See also constrictive pericarditis.
pericardial friction rub
see pericardial rub.
pericardial inflammation
pericardial knock
an early diastolic sound caused by loss of pericardial elasticity accompanying fibrosis that limits ventricular filling.
pericardial meridian points
acupuncture points located along the pericardial meridian.
pericardial paracentesis
pericardial tamponade
see cardiac tamponade.