\ɐssˈa͡ɪts], \ɐssˈaɪts], \ɐ_s_s_ˈaɪ_t_s]\
Definitions of ASCITES
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A collection of serous fluid in the abdomen. Ascites proper is dropsy of the peritoneum; and is characterized by increased size of the abdomen, by fluctuation and the general signs of dropsy. It is rarely a primary disease; but is always dangerous, and but little susceptible of cure. Most generally, it is owing to obstructed circulation in some of the viscera, or to excitement of the vessels of the abdominal organs. The treatment is essentially the same as that of other dropsies. Paracentesis, when had recourse to, can only be regarded as a palliative. Dropsy of the peritoneum may also be saccated or in cysts, and occasionally the fluid accumulates exterior to the peritoneum, Hydrepigastrium. When in cycsts it is termed Hydrocystis, Hydrops abdominis saccatus seu cysticus and Ascites saccatus.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Dropsy of the peritoneum; a collection of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity, especially one not due to inflammation of the peritoneum.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe