cardiac index n.
The volume of blood pumped by the heart in a unit of time divided by the body surface area, usually expressed in liters per minute per square meter.
- Cardiac histiocyte
cardiac histiocyte cardiac histiocyte n. A large mononuclear cell found in connective tissue of the heart wall in inflammatory conditions, especially in the Aschoff body. Also called Anitschkow cell, Anitschkow myocyte.
- Cardiac insufficiency
cardiac insufficiency cardiac insufficiency n. See heart failure.
- Cardiac infarction
cardiac infarction cardiac infarction n. See myocardial infarction.
- Cardiac jelly
cardiac jelly cardiac jelly n. The gelatinous noncellular material between the endothelial lining and the myocardial layer of the heart in very young embryos, later serving as a substratum for cardiac mesenchyme.