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Descriptions of Pericardium

Pericardium: a double-layered serous membrane that surrounds the heart
Source: WordNet 2.1

Pericardium : membranous sac that envelops the heart and the roots of the great vessels.
Source: CRISP

Pericardium : The fibroserous sac surrounding the heart and the roots of the great vessels.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Pericardium

Pericardium: The pericardium is a sac made of fibrous tissue that surrounds the heart. It also contains the roots of the great blood vessels, including the aorta, pulmonary artery, pulmonary veins, and the vena cavae. The pericardium provides a protective layer for the heart and includes the pericardial space. The pericardial space contains pericardial fluid, which acts as a lubricant for the pumping action of the heart.

Conditions that afflict the pericardium include pericarditis, pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade.

Closely Related Organs: Pericardium

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Pericardium

The following conditions are related to the organ: Pericardium:

Other Names: Pericardium

The following are other names for the organ: Pericardium:

Sub Parts: Pericardium

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Pericardium:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Pericardium

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Pericardium:

Condition count: 1 ; see list below.

Organ types: Heart (55)

Related organs: heart (55)

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Diseases List for Pericardium:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Pericardium' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


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