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pericarditis Syllabification: per·i·car·di·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌperəˌkärˈdīdəs/

Definition of pericarditis in English:


Inflammation of the pericardium.
Example sentences
  • Carditis associated with rheumatic fever manifests as pericarditis, myocarditis, and most commonly, endocarditis.
  • These complications include pleural infection or empyema, meningitis, purulent pericarditis, or endocarditis.
  • The addition of corticosteroids is recommended for patients with tuberculous pericarditis and tuberculous meningitis.

Words that rhyme with pericarditis

appendicitis, arthritis, bronchitis, cellulitis, colitis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, dermatitis, encephalitis, gastroenteritis, gingivitis, hepatitis, laryngitis, lymphangitis, meningitis, nephritis, neuritis, osteoarthritis, peritonitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis

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