cardiomalacia

Softening of the walls of the heart. [cardio- + G. malakia, softness]

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car·dio·ma·la·cia (kahr″de-o-mə-laґshə) [cardio-(1) + malacia] morbid softening of the muscular substance of the heart.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cardiomalacia — reblandecimiento de las fibras musculares del corazón Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • cardiomalacia — s. f. Amolecimento das fibras musculares do coração.   ‣ Etimologia: cardio + grego malakía, as, suavidade, moleza, fraqueza …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Herzerweichung — (Cardiomalacia), theilweise od. vollständige Erweichung des Herzens, ist meist unheilbar, tödtet öfter durch Herzzerreißung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • myolysis — Dissolution or liquefaction of muscular tissue, frequently preceded by degenerative changes such as infiltration of fat, atrophy, and fatty degeneration. [myo + G. lysis, dissolution] cardiotoxic m. cardiomalacia occ …   Medical dictionary

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