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endocardial Line breaks: endo|car¦dial
Pronunciation: /ˌɛndə(ʊ)ˈkɑːdɪəl/

Definition of endocardial in English:


Anatomy & Medicine
1Relating to the endocardium.
Example sentences
  • The most effective one causes endocardial or retroperitoneal fibrosis in rare cases.
  • An autopsy showed endocardial fibrosis.
  • If rejection is suspected, endocardial biopsy is performed to confirm diagnosis.
2Inside the heart.
Example sentences
  • Examination of the heart revealed right-sided endocardial thickening.
  • Cells appear to be committed to an endocardial cell fate early in heart development.
  • Complications can occur with permanent endocardial pacemaker therapy, but they are uncommon.
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