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Meaning of PERICARDITIS

Pronunciation:  `perukâr'dItis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inflammation of the pericardium
 

PERICARDITIS is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: carditis

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Inflammation of the pericardium.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This is the inflammation of the pericardium.
  • acute pericarditis: caused by viral or bacterial infection, postmyocardial infarction, cardiac surgery, uremia.
  • constrictive pericarditis: the heart is encased by dense, thickened fibrous tissue which impedes the venous filling of the heart
  • suppurative pericarditis: caused by bacterial infection
 

 

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