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Ascites

Synonym(s)

  • abdominal dropsy
  • fluid in peritoneal cavity
  • hydroperitoneum
  • hydroperitonia
  • hydrops abdominis
  • peritoneal dropsy
  • peritoneal exudate

Definition(s)

Abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the spaces between tissues and organs in the cavity of the abdomen -- called also hydroperitoneum.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: January 19, 2015