Anasarca



a pronounced, generalized edema.
Historical Examples

A very hard drinker, was attacked with a severe hæmoptoe, which was followed by ascites and anasarca.
An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses William Withering

Hydrothorax and anasarca; his breath so short that he could not lie down.
An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses William Withering

In anasarca the subcutaneous tissue is soft, and pits on pressure.
On the Natural Faculties Galen

Except from the complications the blood is not altered in anasarca.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

Occasionally, the anasarca and internal dropsies take place nearly simultaneously.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

In cases of anasarca, the skin, kidneys, and bowels are very defective in their operation.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

Ascites and anasarca, the consequence of very intemperate living.
An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses William Withering

Also in the cases of coma with anasarca, either the acute, subacute or chronic form the blood pressure is not raised as a rule.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

This is found to be the case especially in anasarca after scarlet fever.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

I even doubt whether the heart alone can cause the anasarca that is so often attributed to it.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

noun
(pathol) a generalized accumulation of serous fluid within the subcutaneous connective tissue, resulting in oedema
n.

“subcutaneous dropsy,” late 14c., medical Latin, from Greek ana “up, throughout” (see ana-) + sarx (genitive sarkos) “flesh” (see sarcasm). Abbreviation of Greek phrase hydrops ana sarka “dropsy throughout the flesh.”

anasarca an·a·sar·ca (ān’ə-sär’kə)
n.
An accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and cavities of the body.
an’a·sar’cous (-kəs) adj.

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