cardiac-tamponade

cardiac tamponade

noun Pathology.
tamponade ( def 2 ).
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tamponade

[tam-puh-neyd]
noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. the use of a tampon, as to stop a hemorrhage.
2.
Also called cardiac tamponade, heart tamponade. Pathology. a condition in which the heart is compressed because of an accumulation of fluid in the pericardium.
Also, tamponage [tam-puh-nij] .


Origin:
1885–90; tampon + -ade1

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cardiac tamponade n.
Compression of venous return to the heart because of increased volume of fluid in the pericardium.

tamponade tam·pon·ade (tām'pə-nād') or tam·pon·age (tām'pə-nĭj)
n.
The insertion or use of a tampon.

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