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anasarca

 [an″ah-sahr´kah]
generalized massive edema.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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an·a·sar·ca

(an'ah-sahr'kă)
A generalized infiltration of edematous fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

anasarca

An old-fashioned term for fluid accumulation in the tissues (OEDEMA).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ah-sahr'kă)
A generalized infiltration of edematous fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012