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cardiac tamponade

noun, Pathology
1.
tamponade (def 2).

tamponade

[tam-puh-neyd] /ˌtæm pəˈneɪd/
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] /ˈtæm pə nɪdʒ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; tampon + -ade1
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cardiac-tamponade in Medicine

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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