pericardial sac


pericardial sac
parietal pericardium

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Pericardial sac — The pericardial sac is a conical sac of fibrous tissue which surrounds the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels. The pericardium has outer and inner coats. The outer coat is tough and thickened, loosely cloaks the heart, and is attached …   Medical dictionary

  • pericardial sac — noun the membrane surrounding the heart • Hypernyms: ↑sac …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pericardial sinus — Posterior wall of the pericardial sac, showing the lines of reflection of the serous pericardium on the great vessels. (Transverse sinus labeled at center. Oblique sinus not labeled, but visible below transverse sinus.) Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Pericardial tamponade — A life threatening situation in which there is such a large amount of fluid (usually blood) inside the pericardial sac around the heart that it interferes with the performance of the heart. The end result, if untreated, is low blood pressure,… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • Sac, pericardial — The pericardial sac is a conical sac of fibrous tissue which surrounds the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels. The pericardium has outer and inner coats. The outer coat is tough and thickened, loosely cloaks the heart, and is attached …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • pericardial sinus — Space, bounded ventrally by a pericardial membrane, within which the heart lies [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. (Order Anostraca): In circulatory system, elongate cavity surrounding heart. Blood collects within sinus and enters heart through ostia;… …   Crustacea glossary

  • 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

  • Pericardial friction rub — A pericardial friction rub, also pericardial rub, is an audible medical sign used in the diagnosis of pericarditis. Upon auscultation, this sign is an extra heart sound of to and fro character, typically with three components, one systolic and… …   Wikipedia


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