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anasarca

 [an″ah-sahr´kah]
generalized massive edema.

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ă-sar'kă),
A generalized infiltration of edema fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
Synonym(s): hydrosarca
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]

anasarca

(ăn′ə-sär′kə)
n.
A general accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and body cavities.

an′a·sar′cous (-sär′kəs) adj.

anasarca

[an′əsär′kə]
Etymology: Gk, ana + sarx, flesh
severe generalized, massive edema. Anasarca often occurs in congestive heart failure, liver failure, or renal disease. See also edema. anasarcous, adj.

anasarca

Diffuse systemic oedema due to an accumulation of fluid in the interstitial space.

Aetiology
Liver failure, resulting in a loss of protein production and decreased oncotic pressure; kidney failure, resulting in proteinuria and decreased oncotic pressure; fluid overload; heart failure; chemotherapeutic agents, resulting in capillary leakage syndrome.

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ah-sahr'kă)
A generalized infiltration of edematous fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]

anasarca

An old-fashioned term for fluid accumulation in the tissues (OEDEMA).

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ah-sahr'kă)
A generalized infiltration of edematous fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]

anasarca (an´əsär´kə),

n (dropsy), generalized edema.

anasarca

extensive subcutaneous edema; an expression of a generalized edema such as occurs in congestive heart failure. There is diffuse subcutaneous swelling which is cool to the touch and retains the imprint of a fingertip after pressure is released—hence 'pitting edema'. The principal locations are the intermandibular space and the ventral aspects of the neck and trunk. In horses the limbs are also commonly involved.
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