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pericarditis

Line breaks: peri|car¦di¦tis
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdʌɪtɪs
 
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Definition of pericarditis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
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.

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