hydrops [hi´drops] (L.)
old term for edema
. adj., adj
fetal hydrops (hydrops feta´lis) gross edema of the entire body of the newborn infant, in erythroblastosis fetalis.
An excessive accumulation of clear, watery fluid in any of the tissues or cavities of the body; synonymous, according to its character and location, with ascites, anasarca, edema, and other conditions.
hydrops /hy·drops/ (hi´drops) [L.] edema.
Etymology: Gk, dropsy
an abnormal accumulation of clear watery or serous fluid in a body tissue or cavity, such as a joint, a graafian follicle, a fallopian tube, the abdomen, the middle ear, or the gallbladder. Hydrops in the entire body may occur in infants born with thalassemia or severe Rh sensitization. Formerly called dropsy.
An excessive accumulation of clear, watery fluid in any of the tissues or cavities of the body; synonymous, according to its character and location, with ascites, anasarca, or edema.
Excessive clear, watery fluid in any body tissues or cavities.
[L.] abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the tissues or in a body cavity; called also dropsy. See also hydramnios
(hydrops amnii), hydrallantois
fetal hydrops, hydrops fetalis
gross edema of the entire body of the newborn, in hemolytic disease of the newborn.
Patient discussion about hydrops
Q. does mosquito bites considered as an edema a bet with a friend- please help solve an issue an help me win a new I pod :)
A. (don't take the mini i-pod, it sucks). it's true-the mosquito has a number of proteins and materials in his saliva that works as anticoagulants and vasodilators (blood vessel broadening). these causes the bite area to start an immune reaction and one of the consequences is an edema-"an increase of interstitial fluid in any organ", that means fluids are exiting blood system. in this case- not too much...
Q. what is "pulmonary edema" and what are the risks? my Dr. told me I'm in a risk group for pulmonary edema, he tried to explain what it is but i didn't understand fully...if someone may give me a brief explanation- I'll appreciate it!
A. pulmonary edema occurs when, lets say, your heart left ventricle stops working properly and your right ventricle works fine. that means your lungs getting lets presume- 1 liter of blood -but your left ventricle can pump out of it only 990 ml. that means you have high blood pressure in your lungs and fluid comes out of blood vessels and fills your lungs, making it harder and harder breathing. More discussions about hydrops