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Meaning of tamponade

tam•pon•ade

Pronunciation: (tam"pu-nād'), [key]
— n.
  1. the use of a tampon, as to stop a hemorrhage.
  2. Also calleda condition in which the heart is compressed because of an accumulation of fluid in the pericardium.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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