Pronunciation: (tam"pu-nād'), [key]
1. Med.the use of a tampon, as to stop a hemorrhage.
2. Also called cardiac tamponade, heart tamponade. Pathol.a condition in which the heart is compressed because of an accumulation of fluid in the pericardium. Also,tam•pon•agePronunciation: (tam'pu-nij). [key]
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