Of or pertaining to pericardium; situated around the heart.
located around the heart or relating to or affecting the pericardium; "pericardial space"
(pawr'-ih-KAWR-dee-ahl) cavity A narrow space between the outer wall of the heart (the visceral pericardium) and the parietal pericardium that contains pericardial fluid.
Referring to the pericardium, the sac of fibrous tissue that surrounds the heart. The inner surface of the pericardium is lined by a layer of flat cells (mesothelial cells). The pericardial sac normally contains a small amount of fluid which acts as a lubricant to allow normal heart movement within the chest. A pericardial effusion refers to the presence of too much pericardial fluid, a serous fluid of a pale yellow color, within the pericardium.
Pertaining to the pericardium, the fibrous sac that surrounds the heart