a region of the serous membrane that forms the innermost layer of the pericardium and the outer surface of the heart. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: visceral serous pericardium of heart visceral serous pericardium proper heart epicardium

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

editor note

TODO - check links with UBERON:0002425 visceral serous pericardium. develops from proepicardium. WP:Epicardium -- When considered as a part of the pericardium, it is the inner layer, or visceral pericardium, continuous with the serous layer.

external definition

External layer of the heart.[TAO]

The inner layer of the pericardium that is in contact with the surface of the heart.[AAO]

function notes

The visceral pericardium apparently produces the pericardial fluid, which lubricates motion between the inner and outer layers of the pericardium. During ventricular contraction, the wave of depolarization moves from endocardial to epicardial surface. [Wikipedia:Epicardium]

has related synonym

pericardium visceral mesothelium