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In anatomy, the precordium (praecordium in British English) is the portion of the body over the heart and lower chest.[1]

Precordial chest pain can be an indication of a variety of illnesses, including costochondritis and viral pericarditis.

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  1. ^ Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary's entry for Precordial. Cited 2 Dec 2009 (UTC)