(medicine) An accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, frequently symptomatic of liver disease.
An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity.
A collection of serous fluid in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum.
A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water.
accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
Same as dema.
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.
swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue
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.