Definition of Cardiomyopathy

1. Noun. A disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium).

Exact synonyms: Myocardiopathy
Generic synonyms: Cardiopathy, Heart Disease
Specialized synonyms: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Definition of Cardiomyopathy

1. Noun. (pathology) The deterioration of the myocardium. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cardiomyopathy

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Medical Definition of Cardiomyopathy

1. A general diagnostic term designating primary myocardial disease, often of obscure or unknown aetiology. Origin: Gr. Mys = muscle, pathos = disease This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardiomyopathy

cardiomegalies
cardiomegaly
cardiometabolic
cardiometry
cardiomotility
cardiomuscular
cardiomyoblast
cardiomyocyte
cardiomyocytes
cardiomyocytic
cardiomyogenesis
cardiomyogenic
cardiomyoliposis
cardiomyopathic
cardiomyopathies
cardiomyopathy (current term)
cardiomyoplasty
cardiomyotomy
cardionatrin
cardionecrosis
cardionector
cardionephric
cardioneural
cardioneurosis
cardiopaludism
cardiopath
cardiopathia nigra
cardiopathic
cardiopathies
cardiopathy

Literary usage of Cardiomyopathy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Alcohol and cardiomyopathy A condition known as dilated cardio- myopathy constitutes a major subset of the disorders grouped under the umbrella term ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"cardiomyopathy characterized by focal cardiac lesions develop in a strain of Syrian hamster ... The cardiomyopathy is characterized by ventricular dilation, ..."

3. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"This metabolic pathway may be a direct link between alcohol ingestion and the development of alcohol-induced cardiomyopathy. Impaired uptake and binding of ..."

4. The Smallpox Vaccination Program: Public Health in an Age of Terrorism by Alina Baciu (2005)
"CDC is now advising, “Because smallpox vaccination appears to be associated causally with myocarditis, which can cause [dilated cardiomyopathy], ..."

5. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Bouchard A, Sanz N, Botvinick EH, Phillips N, Heilbron D, Byrd BF, Karam JH, Schiller NB: Noninvasive assessment of cardiomyopathy in normotensive diabetic ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"An epidemiologic study of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy was carried out in order to identify possible risk factors for this often fatal cause of heart ..."

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