Ascites



accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity; dropsy of the peritoneum.
Historical Examples

Amongst the diuretics in ascites, Wilks places the resin of copaiba first.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

When it happens to young subjects it is less liable to be mistaken for ascites.
Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin

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

The remote causes of ascites may be either symptomatic or idiopathic, and either local or general.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

A condition more troublesome than this is when ovarian cyst and ascites occur together.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

If so, why shall we regard anasarca, ending in ascites, as a general disease?
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

This view is confirmed if ascites has appeared and increased out of proportion to the general dropsy.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

On the other hand, ascites and persistent jaundice would speak in favor of hepatic cancer.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

He had now an ascites, was anasarcous, and had every appearance of a diseased liver.
An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses William Withering

Association with ascites or with chronic peritonitis may lead to a false diagnosis.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

noun (pl) ascites
accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity
n.

late 14c., “abdominal dropsy,” from Latin ascites, from Greek askites (hydrops), literally “baglike dropsy,” from askos “bag, sac.”

ascites as·ci·tes (ə-sī’tēz)
n. pl. ascites
The accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Also called hydroperitoneum.
as·cit’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.

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