pericarditis

pericarditis

[per-i-kahr-dahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the pericardium.

Origin:
1790–1800; pericard(ium) + -itis

pericarditic [per-i-kahr-dit-ik] , adjective
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pericarditis (ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdaɪtɪs)
 
n
inflammation of the pericardium
 
pericarditic
 
adj

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pericarditis per·i·car·di·tis (pěr'ĭ-kär-dī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the pericardium.

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pericarditis

inflammation of the pericardium, the membranous sac that encloses the heart. Acute pericarditis may be associated with a number of diseases and conditions, including myocardial infarction (heart attack), uremia (abnormally high levels of urea and other nitrogenous waste products in the blood), allergic disorders, and infections such as syphilis, rheumatic heart disease, tuberculosis, amebiasis (amebic dysentery), or histoplasmosis. However, most cases of pericarditis are idiopathic (of no obvious cause) and may be recurrent

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