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Ascites vs. Edema

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Ascitesnoun

(medicine) An accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, frequently symptomatic of liver disease.

Edemanoun

An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity.

Ascitesnoun

A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum.

Edemanoun

A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water.

Ascitesnoun

accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity

Edemanoun

Same as œdema.

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Ascites

Ascites is the abnormal build-up of fluid in the abdomen. Technically, it is more than 25 ml of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, although volumes greater than one liter may occur.

Edemanoun

swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue

Edema

Edema, also spelled oedema, and also known as fluid retention, dropsy, hydropsy and swelling, is the build-up of fluid in the body's tissue. Most commonly, the legs or arms are affected.

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