Definition of Anasarca

1. Noun. Generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue.

Generic synonyms: Dropsy, Edema, Hydrops, Oedema
Derivative terms: Anasarcous



Definition of Anasarca

1. n. Dropsy of the subcutaneous cellular tissue; an effusion of serum into the cellular substance, occasioning a soft, pale, inelastic swelling of the skin.

Definition of Anasarca

1. Noun. (medicine) Generalised oedema ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anasarca

1. a form of dropsy [n -S]

Medical Definition of Anasarca

1. Dropsy of the subcutaneous cellular tissue; an effusion of serum into the cellular substance, occasioning a soft, pale, inelastic swelling of the skin. Origin: NL, from Gr. Throughout +, flesh. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anasarca

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anas
anasarca (current term)
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anastaltic
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Literary usage of Anasarca

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"THE MECHANICAL TREATMENT OF anasarca. DR. ... and even now, incisions are resorted to in marked anasarca, although the tendency toward erysipelatous ..."

2. The London Medical Gazette (1851)
"In reference to anasarca, two hypotheses occur to the mind,—either that the ... Perhaps as the different kinds of anasarca do not observe the same order, ..."

3. The Homoeopathic Theory and Practice of Medicine by Erastus Edgerton Marcy, Franklin W. Hunt (1868)
"The term anasarca is used to designate that variety of dropsical effusion ... The cases of anasarca attended with the least danger, are those arising from ..."

4. A Manual of Examinations: Upon Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Practice of by John Livingston Ludlow (1867)
"When may anasarca occur ? — Frequently as an acute disease, ... What is the treatment in anasarca? — This will vary whether it occurs after an organic ..."

5. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1883)
"IT is known that unpleasant results, or rather accompaniments, occasionally occur in the drainage treatment of anasarca, even by Dr. ..."

6. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"Capillary Drainage Trocar for anasarca, with four silver Cánulas in ivory case, and Drainage Tubing complet« IM Improved Fine Trocar and four silver Cánulas ..."

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