Medical Definition of Pericardial friction sound

1. A to-and-fro grating, rasping, or, rarely, creaking sound heard over the heart in some cases of pericarditis, due to rubbing of the inflamed pericardial surfaces as the heart contracts and relaxes; during normal sinus rhythm it is usually triphasic; during any rhythm it may be biphasic or uniphasic. Synonym: pericardial rub, pericardial friction rub. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pericardial Friction Sound

pericapillary
pericapillary cell
pericardectomy
pericardia
pericardiac
pericardiacophrenic artery
pericardiacophrenic veins
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pericardial branch of phrenic nerve
pericardial branch of thoracic aorta
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pericardial friction sound (current term)
pericardial knock
pericardial murmur
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pericardial sac
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