cardiac-tamponade

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

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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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