pericardial fremitus n.
The vibration in the chest wall produced by the friction of opposing roughened surfaces of the pericardium.
- Pericardial friction sound
pericardial friction sound n. An oscillating creaking sound sometimes heard on auscultation, caused by the rubbing together of inflamed pericardial surfaces as the heart contracts and relaxes. Also called pericardial rub.
- Pericardial murmur
pericardial murmur n. A friction sound, synchronous with the heart movements, heard in certain cases of pericarditis.
- Pericardial rub
pericardial rub n. See pericardial friction sound.
- Pericardial vein
pericardial vein n. Any of several small veins from the pericardium that empty into the brachiocephalic vein or the superior vena cava.