de-epicardialization

[ dē-ĕp′ĭ-kär′dē-ə-lĭ-zāshən ]

n.

The surgical destruction of the epicardium, usually by the application of phenol, designed to promote collateral circulation to the myocardium.

Nearby words

  1. diphenylhydantoin sodium,
  2. diphonia,
  3. diphosgene,
  4. diphosphate,
  5. diphosphoglycerate,
  6. diphtheria antitoxin,
  7. diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and pertussis vaccine,
  8. diphtherial,
  9. diphtheric,
  10. diphtheritic


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