Pericardium vs Hydropericardium - What's the difference?

pericardium | hydropericardium |


As nouns the difference between pericardium and hydropericardium

is that pericardium is (anatomy|cardiology) a serous membrane that surrounds the heart allowing it to contract while hydropericardium is (medicine) the accumulation of serous fluid in the pericardium.

pericardium

Noun

(pericardia)
  • (anatomy, cardiology) A serous membrane that surrounds the heart allowing it to contract.
  • Synonyms

    * heart sac * theca cordis

    Derived terms

    * pericardiac * pericardial * pericarditis

    See also

    * endocardium * myocardium

    hydropericardium

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (medicine) The accumulation of serous fluid in the pericardium