pericardiocentesis

[ pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-ō-sĕn-tēsĭs ]

n.

Paracentesis of the pericardium.

Nearby words

  1. pericardial friction sound,
  2. pericardial murmur,
  3. pericardial rub,
  4. pericardial vein,
  5. pericardiectomy,
  6. pericardioperitoneal,
  7. pericardiophrenic,
  8. pericardiopleural,
  9. pericardiorrhaphy,
  10. pericardiostomy


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