- An abnormal collection of fluid inside the sac that covers the heart.
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Pericardial effusion — ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 1786 MeshID = D010490 Pericardial effusion ( fluid around the heart ) is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. Because of the limited amount of space in the… … Wikipedia
Pericardial effusion — Too much fluid within the fibrous sac (the pericardium) that surrounds the heart. The inner surface of the pericardium is lined by a layer of flat cells (mesothelial cells). The pericardial sac normally contains a small amount of fluid which acts … Medical dictionary
Pericardial fluid — is secreted by the serous membrane on the pericardious sac on the outside of the heart. The pericardial cavity contains between 15 and 50ml of pericardial fluid. It is similar to the serous fluid that is found in the brain for cushioning and… … Wikipedia
Effusion, pericardial — Too much fluid within the fibrous sac (the pericardium) that surrounds the heart. The inner surface of the pericardium is lined by a layer of flat cells (mesothelial cells) that normally secrete a small amount of fluid which acts as a lubricant… … Medical dictionary
Effusion (disambiguation) — In chemistry, Effusion is the process of gases passing through a small hole (see this article). The word effusion has several other meanings.*In literature, effusion is the process of opening the flood gates to one s emotions, so to speak. *In… … Wikipedia
Pericardial — Referring to the pericardium, the sac of fibrous tissue that surrounds the heart. The inner surface of the pericardium is lined by a layer of flat cells (mesothelial cells). The pericardial sac normally contains a small amount of fluid which acts … Medical dictionary
effusion — 1. The escape of fluid from the blood vessel s or lymphatics into the tissues or a cavity. 2. A collection of the fluid effused. [L. effusio, a pouring out] complex pleural e. a pleural e. without actual infection but with signs of a high … Medical dictionary
pericarditis with effusion — pericardial inflammation associated with the collection of a serous or purulent exudate in the pericardial cavity … Medical dictionary
postirradiation pericarditis — pericardial inflammation, acute or chronic, resulting from high dose radiotherapy, often beginning as exudative effusion with fibrin deposits and sometimes progressing to chronic pericardial effusion or constrictive pericarditis. It may present… … Medical dictionary
Acute pericarditis — is an inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart the pericardium usually lasting < 6 weeks. It is by far the most common condition affecting the pericardium. CausesAccording to a recent article cite journal | author= Maisch B, Ristic AD |… … Wikipedia