from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The muscular tissue of the heart.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The muscular substance of the heart.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) The main substance of the muscular wall of the heart inclosed between the epicardium and endocardium.
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- noun anatomy, cardiology The
middleof the three layers formingthe wallof the heart.
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- noun the middle muscular layer of the heart wall
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Indeed, although heart can stand some degree of hypoxia, this situation is incompatible with its normal bioenergetic function, and ischemic heart disease with compromised oxygen supply to the myocardium is a common cause of heart failure This idea is clearly illustrated in the present study by the concomitant severe decrease in contractile activity and PCr concentration measured in Control hearts perfused under low oxygen conditions compared with previously reported values
It also protects skin from wrinkles and black spots and prevents such geriatric diseases as cerebral haemorrhage, myocardium and brain infarction by removing acid effete matters in time.
A cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle (myocardium).
The secondary toxicity of TCE, and perhaps the most life-threatening, is its ability to sensitize the myocardium to catecholamines.
The potential for CNS depression, respiratory depression, and the ability of this agent to sensitize the myocardium to the arrhythmogenic effects of catecholamines are the major toxicities of TCE poisoning.
The heart is almost entirely muscle, the myocardium, and is strong enough to lift approximately 3,000 pounds, close to the weight of a compact car.
Subsequent studies have shown that the cause of death appears to be ventricular fibrillation due to direct sensitization of the myocardium to endogenous circulating catecholamines.
Since I have coronary artery disease with some loss of myocardium, I'd have less safety margin if this drug were prescribed.
Straight down between the third and fourth ribs, piercing the myocardium.
He had died from a single knife wound between the third and fourth ribs, which had penetrated his myocardium.