Definition of pericarditis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the pericardium.

    • ‘The addition of corticosteroids is recommended for patients with tuberculous pericarditis and tuberculous meningitis.’
    • ‘A post-mortem examination later found that the animal had been suffering from chronic pneumonia and pericarditis, an inflammation of the membranes of the heart.’
    • ‘Depending on the underlying cause, the acute inflammatory response in pericarditis may produce serous fluid, pus, or dense fibrinous material.’
    • ‘These complications include pleural infection or empyema, meningitis, purulent pericarditis, or endocarditis.’
    • ‘Carditis associated with rheumatic fever manifests as pericarditis, myocarditis, and most commonly, endocarditis.’