Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a collection of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity; dropsy of the belly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum.

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  • noun medicine An accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, frequently symptomatic of liver disease.

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  • noun accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English aschites, from Late Latin ascītēs, from Greek askītēs, from askos, belly, wineskin.]

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From Latin ascites, borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀσκίτης, from ἀσκός ("wineskin").

Examples

  • For pleural fluid this is done by a pleural tap or chest drain, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis.

    Balkinization

  • For pleural fluid this is done by a pleural tap or chest drain, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis.

    Balkinization

  • Symptoms include: abdominal pain ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen

    Balkinization

  • Symptoms include: abdominal pain ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen

    Balkinization

  • For pleural fluid this is done by a pleural tap or chest drain, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis.

    Balkinization

  • Symptoms include: abdominal pain ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen

    Balkinization

  • For pleural fluid this is done by a pleural tap or chest drain, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis.

    Balkinization

  • For pleural fluid this is done by a pleural tap or chest drain, in ascites with an paracentesis or ascitic drain and in a pericardial effusion with pericardiocentesis.

    Balkinization

  • Symptoms include: abdominal pain ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen

    Balkinization

  • Symptoms include: abdominal pain ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen

    Balkinization

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  • I thought it said "serious fluid" at first. I was imagining a bowl of grim, determined fluid with a face like >:(

    August 8, 2008

  • I treat his ascites with the insertion of a LeVeen shunt. Unfortunately he has developed fungating growths and draining fistulae. Particularly troublesome are the fistulae in the perianal area...

    - Peter reading, C, 1984

    September 28, 2008

  • I think that's my favorite cite on this site.

    June 20, 2012