Accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity causing swelling; causes include infections, portal hypertension and various tumours.
Abnormal collection of fluid within the abdomen. Often due to liver disease, especially secondary cancer, but can result from heart or kidney failure
Accumulation of a clear straw-coloured fluid in the abdominal cavity, causing enlargement of the abdomen.
- accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavityFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=ascites
Fluid collected in the abdomen. Can be a sign of cancer affecting the liver or ovaries. It can also be casued by other medical conditions.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm
excess fluid in the abdominal cavity, which leads to swelling Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=A
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
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a build up of fluid in the abdomen caused by heart failure or kidney disease. See also dropsy
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An abnormal buildup of serous fluid, usually in regards the viscera.
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Excessive accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal (abdominal) cavity.
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Ascites: Abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen. Ascites can occur as a result of a number of conditions, including severe liver disease and the presence of malignant cells within the abdomen.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2362
[ Latin , from Greek ... (sc. ... disease), from ... bladder, belly.] (Medicine)
A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum. Dunglison. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/128
<clinical sign, gastroenterology> 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) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavityFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
(ә-si´tēz) abnormal accumulation of serous fluid (edema) within the peritoneal cavity. It may be associated with any of numerous disorders, including neoplastic and inflammatory disorders of the peritoneum that produce increased permeability of the peritoneal capillaries; severe hypoalbuminemia from any cause...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/ascites/
accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, between the membrane lining the abdominal wall and the membrane covering the abdominal organs. The ... [2 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/110
(L; Gr. askits from askos bag) effusion and accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity; called also abdominal or peritoneal dropsy, hydroperitonia, and hydrops abdominis.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio10.html
ascites 1. An effusion and accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity. 2. In the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/213/
Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-sī′tēz Definitions: 1. Accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Synonyms: abdominal dropsy, hydroperitoneum, hydroperitoniaFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=7848
The accumulation of fluid within the abdominal cavity.Found on http://www.thehorse.com/Glossary.xhtml?L=A
A build up of fluid in the abdomen. Some cancers can cause ascites. The fluid can be drained off through a tube, to make the patient feel more comfortable.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21474
See dropsy.Found on http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/disease.shtml
Abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen that may cause swelling. In late-stage cancer, tumor cells may be found in the fluid in the abdomen. Ascites also occurs in patients with liver disease.Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=A
Ascites is another term for dropsy, also known as adema. It is the accumulation of fluid in the body; it may affect all parts of the body although it commonly occurs in the feet and ankles. The bloating and swelling causes muscle aches and pains. Edema may be caused by allergies or disorders of the kidney, bladder, heart, or liver.Found on http://mckechnies.net/family/_references/medical.htm
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