epicardium

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epicardium

[‚ep·ə′kärd·ē·əm]
(anatomy)
The inner, serous portion of the pericardium that is in contact with the heart.
(invertebrate zoology)
A tubular prolongation of the branchial sac in certain ascidians which takes part in the process of budding.
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Between the left main pulmonary artery and subjacent pulmonary vein is a triangular fold of visceral pericardium known as the ligament of the left vena cava, a remnant of the lower part of the left superior vena cava.
Beneath the visceral pericardium is either myocardium or adipose tissue.
Although normally the serous layer of parietal pericardium contacts the serous layer of visceral pericardium, up to 50 mL of fluid, which has a chemical composition similar to that of serum, normally is present in the pericardial sac (9).