hydropericardium love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, the accumulation of serous liquid in the pericardial cavity. Also called hydrocardia.

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  • noun medicine The accumulation of serous fluid in the pericardium


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  • "'...the trouble lies essentially with the heart—there is a not inconsiderable hydropericardium—and of course with the mind...'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 196

    March 19, 2008

  • O' Brian is hiding behind colorful Latinisms here. Let's call a spade a spade. This patient has the dropsy.

    March 19, 2008

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