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Descriptor English: Pericardium
Descriptor Spanish: Pericardio
Descriptor Portuguese: Pericárdio
Descriptor French: Péricarde
Entry term(s): Cavities, Pericardial
Cavity, Pericardial
Epicardium
Fibrous Pericardium
Parietal Pericardium
Pericardial Cavities
Pericardial Cavity
Pericardial Space
Pericardial Spaces
Pericardium, Fibrous
Pericardium, Parietal
Pericardium, Serous
Pericardium, Visceral
Pericardiums, Fibrous
Pericardiums, Serous
Serous Pericardium
Serous Pericardiums
Space, Pericardial
Spaces, Pericardial
Visceral Pericardium
Tree number(s): A07.541.795
A10.615.789.470
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010496
Scope note: A conical fibro-serous sac surrounding the HEART and the roots of the great vessels (AORTA; VENAE CAVAE; PULMONARY ARTERY). Pericardium consists of two sacs: the outer fibrous pericardium and the inner serous pericardium. The latter consists of an outer parietal layer facing the fibrous pericardium, and an inner visceral layer (epicardium) resting next to the heart, and a pericardial cavity between these two layers.
Annotation: inflammation = PERICARDITIS or its specifics; simple mediastinal cyst adjacent to pericardium = MEDIASTINAL CYST (do not coordinate with PERICARDIUM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Pericardiectomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 10686
Unique ID: D010496
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/07/09
Pericardium - Preferred
Concept UI M0016307
Scope note A conical fibro-serous sac surrounding the HEART and the roots of the great vessels (AORTA; VENAE CAVAE; PULMONARY ARTERY). Pericardium consists of two sacs: the outer fibrous pericardium and the inner serous pericardium. The latter consists of an outer parietal layer facing the fibrous pericardium, and an inner visceral layer (epicardium) resting next to the heart, and a pericardial cavity between these two layers.
Preferred term Pericardium
Pericardial Cavity - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000605190
Preferred term Pericardial Cavity
Entry term(s) Cavities, Pericardial
Cavity, Pericardial
Pericardial Cavities
Pericardial Space
Pericardial Spaces
Space, Pericardial
Spaces, Pericardial
Serous Pericardium - Narrower
Concept UI M0521998
Preferred term Serous Pericardium
Entry term(s) Pericardium, Serous
Pericardiums, Serous
Serous Pericardiums
Visceral Pericardium - Narrower
Concept UI M0016308
Preferred term Visceral Pericardium
Entry term(s) Epicardium
Pericardium, Visceral
Fibrous Pericardium - Narrower
Concept UI M0475351
Preferred term Fibrous Pericardium
Entry term(s) Pericardium, Fibrous
Pericardiums, Fibrous
Parietal Pericardium - Narrower
Concept UI M0475352
Preferred term Parietal Pericardium
Entry term(s) Pericardium, Parietal



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