Definition of Ascites

1. Noun. Accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity.

Generic synonyms: Pathology
Derivative terms: Ascitic



Definition of Ascites

1. n. A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum.

Definition of Ascites

1. Noun. (medicine) An accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, frequently symptomatic of liver disease. ¹

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Definition of Ascites

1. accumulation of serous fluid in the abdomen [n ASCITES] : ASCITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Ascites

1. An effusion and accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity. Synonym: abdominal dropsy, peritoneal dropsy, hydroperitonia, hydrops abdominis. Origin: L, Gr. Askites from askos = bag (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascites

ascidian
ascidian tadpole
ascidians
ascidiaria
ascidiarium
ascidiate
ascidiform
ascidioidea
ascidiozooid
ascidiozooids
ascidium
ascience
ascient
ascigerous
asciibetically
ascites (current term)
ascites adiposus
ascites in neonates
ascitic
ascitic agar
ascitic fluid
ascitic tumour
ascititious
ascitogenous
asclepiad
asclepiadaceous
asclepiads
asclepias
ascocarp
ascocarpic

Literary usage of Ascites

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"The marked resistance of the fluid to putrefaction is due to the presence of lecithin. The prognosis in cases of milky ascites is grave and the mortality ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"The solid growths of the ovaries may cause considerable ascites, which may completely mask the true condition. The enlarged spleen in leukaemia, ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... of Circulatory Origin Under this heading we shall describe (1) ascites, and (2) hemoperitoneum, and shall refer briefly to ..."

4. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"ascites. Hydrops ascites. ascites is the tonn applied to the collection of ... ascites occurs most commonly in the dog and generally as a result of disease ..."

5. Transactions by Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York (1886)
"ascites being a condition and not a disease, it has no true materia medica. ... From this it is evident that the materia medica of ascites contains every ..."

6. Manual of Operative Surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1916)
"CHAPTER XXXVIII ascites ascites.—ascites may be due to many causes, notably to cirrhosis of tl liver. In this disease interference with the portal ..."

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