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Noun: cardiac tamponade  'kaa(r)-dee,ak ,tam-pu'neyd
  1. Mechanical compression of the heart resulting from large amounts of fluid collecting in the pericardial space and limiting the heart's normal range of motion

Derived forms: cardiac tamponades

Type of: tamponade, tamponage

Encyclopedia: Cardiac tamponade