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constrictive pericarditis

constrictive pericarditis in Medicine

constrictive pericarditis con·stric·tive pericarditis (kən-strĭk'tĭv)
n.
Tuberculous or other infection of the pericardium, with thickening of the membrane and constriction of the cardiac chambers.

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