Definition of Pericardial sac

1. Noun. The membrane surrounding the heart.

Generic synonyms: Sac

Medical Definition of Pericardial sac

1. A tough fibrous membrane that envelops and protects the heart. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pericardial Sac

pericardiacophrenic artery
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 (current term)
pericardial space
pericardial tamponade
pericardial tap
pericardial vein
pericardial veins
pericardial villi
pericardial window techniques

Literary usage of Pericardial sac

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In Nautilus the viscero-pericardial sac opens to the exterior directly by a pair of ... This direct opening of the pericardial sac to the exterior is an ..."

2. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"Hydro-Pericardium (l>ntp*y of the Pericardium) THE collection of a serous transudation in the pericardial sac, without any inflammatory symptoms in the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The Attt opening of the pericardial sac to the exterior is an exception to ... In Nautilus there is no opening fro« the viscero-pericardial sac into the ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"Heart is allowed to drop back into pericardial sac and wound is compressed with ... External wound closed in usual manner after toilette of pericardial sac. ..."

5. A System of medicine v. 2, 1868 by John Russell Reynolds (1877)
"In all these cases the disease had reached a stage in which the heart was separated by the intervention of fluid from the floor of the pericardial sac, ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Then he demonstrated that, while the heart of a dog within the pericardial sac ruptured under a minimum pressure of 11 to 13 atmospheres, when freed from ..."

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