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Epicardium: the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
Source: WordNet 2.1
Epicardium: The epicardium is the outer layer of the tissues of the heart. It lies over the myocardium and under the pericardium. It is also considered the innermost layer of the pericardium, or the visceral pericardium. It is made of connective tissue and epithelial cells. The epicardium provides a protective layer for the heart and secretes the pericardial fluid, which acts as a lubricant for the pumping action of the heart.
Conditions that afflict the epicardium include pericarditis.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Epicardium:
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