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dropsy

 [drop´se]
old term for edema. adj., adj drop´sical.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

drop·sy

(drop'sē),
Older term for generalized edema, most often associated with cardiac failure.
[G. hydrōps]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dropsy

(drŏp′sē)
n.
Edema. No longer in scientific use.

drop′si·cal (-sĭ-kəl) adj.
drop′si·cal·ly adv.
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drop·sy

(drop'sē)
Older term for generalized edema, most often associated with cardiac failure.
[G. hydrōps]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dropsy

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

Patient discussion about dropsy

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.

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Bouillaud reported in a paper titled "De l'obliteration des veines et de son influence sur la formation des hydropisies partielles: Considerations sur les hydropisies passives et generales" ("Obliteration of the Veins and Its Influence on the Formation of Partial Dropsy: Considerations on the Passive and General Dropsy") the presence of dropsy (later termed edema) occurring in the lower extremities of seven patient caused by obliteration of the vein by a fibrinous clot.
Wells, "Observations on the dropsy which succeeds scarlet fever," Transactions of a Society for the Improvement of Medical and Chirurgical Knowledge, vol.
dropsy, quinine for malaria, and alcohol and opium for pain with some
Wigan too suffered from dropsy as Sale Sharks-bound Charnley lost his grip under pressure from Thompson and Chris Bridge.
Think about it: During the early years of western expansion by the predominantly white culture into Oregon, from the 1840s to the Civil War, the three "tried-and-true" medicines in the physician's black bag consisted of quinine for malaria, digitalis for congestive heart failure (back then called "dropsy") and lime juice for scurvy.
Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka, who led Fiji's first two coups in 1987 and later served as elected Prime Minister, even used a rhetoric endorsing the idea of the iTaukei as a lost tribe of Israel in danger of relinquishing its rights to land and ethnic paramountcy into the hands of an 'Indian-dominated', and therefore largely non-Christian, government (Dropsy 1993:51).
For eight-year old student of Egyptian Language School, Karim Waheed who was at Hyatt Plaza where shows such as Play D'oh and Mr Dropsy & the BellBoy were staged, it was an Eid holiday well spent.
(4) However, transferring opposition to these previous vaccines to the significantly different modern vaccines, or opposing vaccination as a homogenous entity rather than assessing vaccines individually, is analogous to opposing all herbal medicines because Withering's original recommendations of Digitalis extract in dropsy were so unpredictably risky (though also undoubtedly effective, so much so that standardised alternatives are still used in conventional medicine).
But realistically there are hopefully even bigger games to come and we have to hope we've had our bout of dropsy and we won't have a similar one again.
The genus Fraxinus of the plant family Oleaceae, is a group of about 63 flowering plants [1, 2], most of them are being used as diuretic, against constipation, dropsy, arthritis and rheumatic pain [3].
Alexy Sufurin, a Russian scientist, writes in his book that by means of fasting a specific result can be obtained in treating diseases such as: anemia, dyspepsia, chronic extended enteritis, furuncle and inner abscess, consumption, rheumatism, gout (padagra, chiragra, gonagra), dropsy, sciatica, some ophthalmic diseases, diabetes, skin diseases, renal diseases, and so on.