Definitions

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

  • n. Plural of varix.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. See varix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of varix.

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Examples

  • "The term varices," he says, "is applied to dilated veins, which occur sometimes in connection with the testes and sometimes in the limbs.

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  • Finally, your doctor may find that autoimmune hepatitis is the cause of your already well-established case of cirrhosis (liver scarring) and its complications, such as fluid in the abdomen (ascites) or bleeding from prominent veins called varices in your esophagus.

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  • If you have both chronic HDV and chronic HBV infection, and these infections have caused cirrhosis, you also may have serious complications of that condition, including a swollen, fluid-filled abdomen ascites and swollen, engorged veins called varices in your esophagus.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Endoscopy is done to look for engorged veins called varices in your esophagus.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • You may find that you are retaining fluid in your abdomen this is called ascites—pronounced “a-SITE-ease”, or you may bleed fromengorged veins called varices in your esophagus.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • This interrelationship is very important; long-term studies indicate that approximately 75 percent of people who are infected with chronic delta hepatitis and chronic HBV infection at the same time go on to develop cirrhosis and its complications, which include accumulation of fluid within the abdomen (ascites) and engorged veins called varices in the esophagus (see chapter 9).

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • The conditions of his death sound like the condition of esophageal varices, which is something that occurs to people who have been lifelong alcoholics or heavy drinkers.

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  • This alteration in your body’s ability to control bleeding may be dangerous if you have certain complications of cirrhosis such as an increased bleeding tendency or engorged veins called varices in your esophagus that could rupture and bleed see chapter 9.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Certain of those below the diaphragm are carried off by varices in the legs, more especially by such as occur in the vein at the ham; and in those cases where the gibbosities are removed, the varices take place also in the groin; and some have been carried off by a dysentery when it becomes chronic.

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  • In maniacal affections, if varices or hemorrhoids come on, they remove the mania.

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