GC: n

S: EncBrit – http://global.britannica.com/science/edema (last access: 22 April 2016); http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1125373/ (last access: 22 April 2016).

N: 1. “hydropsy” see “dropsy”: late 13c., a shortening of Middle English ydropsy, from Old French idropsie, from Latin hydropsis, from Greek hydrops (genitive hydropos) “dropsy,” from hydor “water”.
2. Three meanings:

  1. edema.
  2. distension of a hollow organ with fluid <hydrops of the gallbladder>.
  3. hydrops fetalis.

3. dropsy, anasarca, hydrops:

  • Generalized edema; an accumulation of interstitial fluid in the subcutaneous connective tissue and the serous cavities of the body.

The term “anasarca” was recommended by the Medical Signs and Symptoms Committee..

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=Hydrops (last access: 22 April 2016). 2. MW – http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydrops (last access: 22 April 2016). 3. TERMIUM PLUS – http://goo.gl/DBVKP9 (last access: 22 April 2016).


CR: diabetes, Zika virus.