Definition of Pericardial space

1. Noun. The space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement.

Exact synonyms: Pericardial Cavity
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pericardial Space

pericardiacophrenic veins
pericardial branch of phrenic nerve
pericardial branch of thoracic aorta
pericardial cavity
pericardial cyst
pericardial decompression
pericardial effusion
pericardial fremitus
pericardial friction sound
pericardial knock
pericardial murmur
pericardial reflex
pericardial rub
pericardial sac
pericardial space (current term)
pericardial tamponade
pericardial tap
pericardial vein
pericardial veins
pericardial villi
pericardial window techniques

Literary usage of Pericardial space

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

1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"The pericardial space has now become separated completely from the pleural, although both have grown at about the same pace. From now on the pleural space ..."

2. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"pericardial space, immediately beneath the dorsal surface of the animal. c. Rectal termination of intestine with anus. d. Dorsal edge of mantle in section. ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1902)
"The valves of the ostia are so arranged that they admit blood from the pericardial space into the heart, but prevent any flow in the reverse direction. ..."

4. Morphology of Invertebrate Types by Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch (1916)
"Its secretion is discharged into the pericardial space. Circulatory system. The circulatory system of Venus, as that of all other ..."

5. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1902)
"The heart lies in a considerable pericardial space, and is attached to the ... The pericardial space of the crustacean must not be confused with that of a ..."

6. The Natural History of Some Common Animals by Oswald Hawkins Latter (1904)
"When the heart is relaxed blood flows into it from the pericardial space through the valved openings. Thus by the alternate contractions of the alary ..."

7. A System of Instruction in X-ray Methods and Medical Uses of Light, Hot-air by Samuel Howard Monell (1902)
"The pericardial space between the heart and the ... the pericardial space may be taken as ositive sign that no pericardial effusion exists. ..."

8. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"Other investigations which I had commenced in 1867 on the renal organs of Patella were resumed, and led me to the conclusion that the pericardial space of ..."

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