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Pericardium MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Pericardium
Tree Number(s)
A07.541.795
A10.615.789.470
Unique ID
D010496
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010496
Annotation
inflammation = PERICARDITIS or its specifics; simple mediastinal cyst adjacent to pericardium = MEDIASTINAL CYST (do not coordinate with PERICARDIUM)
Scope Note
A conical fibro-serous sac surrounding the HEART and the roots of the great vessels (AORTA; VENAE CAVAE; PULMONARY ARTERY). Pericardium consists of two sacs: the outer fibrous pericardium and the inner serous pericardium. The latter consists of an outer parietal layer facing the fibrous pericardium, and an inner visceral layer (epicardium) resting next to the heart, and a pericardial cavity between these two layers.
Entry Term(s)
Epicardium
Fibrous Pericardium
Parietal Pericardium
Pericardial Cavity
Pericardial Space
Serous Pericardium
Visceral Pericardium
NLM Classification #
WG 275
See Also
Pericardiectomy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/07/09
Pericardium Preferred
Pericardial Cavity Related
Serous Pericardium Narrower
Visceral Pericardium Narrower
Fibrous Pericardium Narrower
Parietal Pericardium Narrower
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