pericardial cavity


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pericardial cavity

[‚per·ə′kärd·ē·əl ′kav·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
A potential space between the inner layer of the pericardium and the epicardium of the heart.
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The first 2 batches were injected in their pericardial cavity with QPX as described above (6 x [10.
Although not the focus of this study, the pericardial cavity was also found to be infected by Philometra saltatrix in adult males in NC and NY and in YOY bluefish in NY waters, in contradiction to these other findings.
Teratomas are extracardiac in at least 99% of cases but are still within the pericardial cavity (93-95) (Figure 29).
Subsequent to opening the pericardium, 400 mL of frank blood was drained from the pericardial cavity, with immediate evidence of improved cardiac contraction.