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Pericarditis, Constrictive

"Pericarditis, Constrictive" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM that is characterized by the fibrous scarring and adhesion of both serous layers, the VISCERAL PERICARDIUM and the PARIETAL PERICARDIUM leading to the loss of pericardial cavity. The thickened pericardium severely restricts cardiac filling. Clinical signs include FATIGUE, muscle wasting, and WEIGHT LOSS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pericarditis, Constrictive" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pericarditis, Constrictive" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 20 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2004 and 2008
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