The combination of pericardial sac (a double-walled sac containing the heart and the roots of the great vessels) plus fibrous pericardium. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pericardium http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • The combination of pericardial sac (a double-walled sac containing the heart and the roots of the great vessels) plus fibrous pericardium.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Gray489.png
external definition
  • Peritoneum that surrounds the heart.[AAO]
external ontology notes
  • this class denotes a combination of fibrous PC + PC sac (itself a combination of cavity, epithelium and connective tissue). Many sources use the term 'pericardium' to denote either just the serous membrane (ZFA) or the epithelium (GO)
  • In GO the concept of pericardium is developmental implicitly epithelial, but here it represents a multi-tissue structure encompassing the sac (epithelium plus connective) and cavity
  • we follow FMA in dividing pericardium into pericardial sac and fibrous pericardium
id
  • UBERON:0002407