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cardiac tamponade

noun, Pathology.
tamponade (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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cardiac tamponade in Medicine

cardiac tamponade n.
Compression of venous return to the heart because of increased volume of fluid in the pericardium.

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