Definition of Hydrothorax

1. Noun. Accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest) often resulting from disease of the heart or kidneys.

Generic synonyms: Congestion



Definition of Hydrothorax

1. n. An accumulation of serous fluid in the cavity of the chest.

Definition of Hydrothorax

1. Noun. (medicine) The presence of fluid in the pleural cavity ¹

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Definition of Hydrothorax

1. [n -RAXES or -RACES]

Medical Definition of Hydrothorax

1. An accumulation of serous fluid in the cavity of the chest. Origin: Hydro-, 1 + thorax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrothorax

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hydrothiolation
hydrothionaemia
hydrothionuria
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hydrothorax (current term)
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Literary usage of Hydrothorax

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"Ш. hydrothorax hydrothorax is a transudation of simple non-inflammatory fluid ... She had extensive bilateral hydrothorax, which had come on early in the ..."

2. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"I. hydrothorax (PLEURAL DROPSY). In cases of nephritis or of cardiac weakness due to vascular or cardiac disease a considerable accumulation of serum may ..."

3. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1901)
"Mr interest in the subject of unilateral and especially right-sided hydrothorax was occasioned by a succession of cases under my observation in 1893, ..."

4. Principles and practice of physical diagnosis by John C. Da Costa (1911)
"Dropsy) hydrothorax, or dropsy of the pleural cavity, is usually part and ... hydrothorax is generally bilateral, though unilateral effusions are also met ..."

5. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the lungs: Including the Principles by Walter Hayle Walshe (1871)
"In other words, I have never seen primary idiopathic hydrothorax. ... In the great majority of cases, hydrothorax is passim or mechanical, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest by William Stokes (1837)
"I have long believed that the diagnosis between empyema and hydrothorax, as given by Hippocrates, was more correct than Laennec admitted. ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"hydrothorax The transudation of non-inflammatory fluid in the pleural ... Circulatory obstruction or insufficiency leading to hydrothorax may fill one or ..."

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