Definition of Hydrops

1. Noun. Swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities.




Definition of Hydrops

1. Noun. (medicine) The abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in a tissue or cavity ¹

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Definition of Hydrops

1. hydropsy [n -ES] - See also: hydropsy

Medical Definition of Hydrops

1. A name applied to recurrent vertigo accompanied by ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and deafness. A dysfunction of the semi-circular canals (endolymphatic sac) in the inner ear. Symptoms include dizziness, hearing loss (one-sided), vertigo, nausea, vomiting and abnormal eye movements. Treatment includes anticholinergics, antihistamines and other medications which relieve vertigo. Diuretic medications have been used to lower pressure in the endolymphatic sac. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrops

hydropneumoperitoneum
hydropneumorrhœa
hydropneumothorax
hydropolysulfide
hydropolysulfides
hydropolysulphide
hydropolysulphides
hydroponic
hydroponically
hydroponics
hydroposia
hydropote
hydropower
hydropowers
hydroprocessing
hydrops (current term)
hydrops articuli
hydrops foetalis
hydrops ovarii
hydrops pericardii
hydrops tubae
hydrops tubae profluens
hydropses
hydropsies
hydropsy
hydropult
hydropults
hydropyonephrosis
hydropyrolysate
hydropyrolysates

Literary usage of Hydrops

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of the Nervous System: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Hermann Oppenheim, Edward E. Mayer (1904)
"INTERMITTENT ARTICULAR hydrops. This is a very rare disease, first described by Moore, the chief symptom of which is an articular swelling due to effusion ..."

2. Treatment of Internal Diseases: For Physicians and Students by Norbert Ortner, Nathaniel Bowditch Potter (1913)
"We, therefore, next discuss the therapy of hydrops and of congestion of the various internal organs in broken compensation; and begin with the therapy of ..."

3. Lectures on Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics: A Handbook for Students and by Theodor Billroth (1878)
"Typical recurring hydrops f/imi. APPENDIX. On chronic dropsies of the sheaths of the tendons, of synovial hernia of the joints, and of the subcutaneous ..."

4. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics, in Fifty Lectures by Theodor Billroth (1890)
"LECTURE XXXIX. B.—Chronic Serous Synovitis.—hydrops ... We shall commence with the most simple of these form*. with chronic serous synovitis, or hydrops ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"We had recently another case of true intermittent hydrops with a ten-day cycle in which we were able to study the various reactions of the blood and skin, ..."

6. Diseases of the Digestive Organs: With Special Reference to Their Diagnosis by Charles Dettie Aaron (1921)
"hydrops and Empyema.—In hydrops the arrested bile is gradually absorbed, being replaced ... hydrops of the gall bladder gives rise to but few subjective ..."

7. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"THE SECRETION OF THE GALL-BLADDER IN SO-CALLED hydrops ... and there is then established the condition known as dropsy of the gall-bladder, or hydrops ..."

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