parietal pericardium


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pericardium

 [per″ĭ-kahr´de-um]
the fibroserous sac enclosing the heart and the roots of the great vessels, composed of external (fibrous) and internal (serous) layers.
adherent pericardium one abnormally connected with the heart by dense fibrous tissue.
fibrous pericardium the external layer of the pericardium, consisting of dense fibrous tissue.
parietal pericardium the parietal layer of the serous pericardium, which is in contact with the fibrous pericardium.
serous pericardium the inner, serous portion of pericardium, consisting of two layers, visceral and parietal; the space between the layers is the pericardial cavity.
visceral pericardium the inner layer of the serous pericardium, which is in contact with the heart and roots of the great vessels. Called also epicardium.

parietal pericardium

Etymology: L, paries, wall; Gk, peri + kardia, heart
an outer layer of the serous pericardium that is not in direct contact with the heart muscle.

parietal pericardium

The middle layer of the pericardial sac, a serous membrane lining the fibrous pericardium.
See also: pericardium

pericardium

the fibroserous sac enclosing the heart and the roots of the great vessels, composed of external (fibrous) and internal (serous) layers. See also pericardial.

adherent pericardium
one abnormally connected with the heart by dense fibrous tissue.
congenitally absent pericardium
the heart lies free in the pleural sac; recorded in dogs.
fibrous pericardium
the external layer of the pericardium, consisting of dense fibrous tissue.
parietal pericardium
the parietal layer of the serous pericardium, which is in contact with the fibrous pericardium.
serous pericardium
the inner, serous portion of pericardium, consisting of two layers, visceral and parietal; the space between the layers is the pericardial cavity.
visceral pericardium
the inner layer of the serous pericardium, which is intimately attached to the heart and roots of the great vessels. Called also epicardium.
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Biopsy of parietal pericardium, however, has not revealed intracellular virions, although viral antigens may be present.
Obliterative pericarditis" may occur in the absence of thickening of the parietal pericardium.
After cardiotomy, the parietal pericardium is not thickened.
Cardiac tamponade may occur, usually a result of combined pericardial effusion and fibrous thickening of the parietal pericardium (54).