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hydrops

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S: EncBrit - http://global.britannica.com/science/edema(external link) (last access: 22 April 2016); http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1125373/(external link) (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(external link) (last access: 22 April 2016). 2. MW - http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydrops(external link) (last access: 22 April 2016). 3. TERMIUM PLUS - http://goo.gl/DBVKP9(external link) (last access: 22 April 2016).

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CR: diabetes (EN), Zika virus.


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