carditis

Definitions of carditis
  1. noun
    inflammation of the heart
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    endocarditis
    inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
    myocardial inflammation, myocarditis
    inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular tissue of the heart)
    pancarditis
    inflammation of the entire heart (the epicardium and the myocardium and the endocardium)
    pericarditis
    inflammation of the pericardium
    subacute bacterial endocarditis
    a chronic bacterial infection of the endocardium and heart valves; symptoms develop slowly
    type of:
    inflammation, redness, rubor
    a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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