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Definition: A thin layered sac enclosing the heart. Fluid between the layers lubricates the constantly moving surfaces.

Pronunciation: per″ĭ-kahr´de-um

Body System: Cardiovascular

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: pericardium

C45.2 Mesothelioma of pericardium
I31.8 Other specified diseases of pericardium
I31.9 Disease of pericardium, unspecified
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