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dropsy

 [drop´se]
old term for edema. adj., adj drop´sical.

drop·sy

(drop'sē),
Older term for generalized edema, most often associated with cardiac failure.
[G. hydrōps]

dropsy

/drop·sy/ (drop´se) edema.

dropsy

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

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

dropsy

See hydrops.

drop·sy

(drop'sē)
Older term for generalized edema, most often associated with cardiac failure.
[G. hydrōps]

dropsy

An old-fashioned term for a collection of fluid in the tissues (OEDEMA).

dropsy (drop´sē),

n See anasarca.

dropsy

an abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in a body cavity or in the cellular tissues; called also hydrops, edema. See also edema.

fetal dropsy
includes ascites, hydrothorax or local due to lymph node agenesis; causes dystocia.
fetal sacs dropsy
placenta dropsy
usually accompanies a placentitis.
tropical fish dropsy
caused by Aeromonas liquefaciens. Begins as cutaneous erythema, followed by abdominal distention.

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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Arguably more egregious than dropsy cases are cases where police falsely claim to have seen the suspect actually engaged in criminal conduct.
Ever since William Withering in England discovered in 1776 that digitalis helped dropsy, a disease related to the heart, it has been used as a heart medication.
The Hills themselves are Aquarians who, according to my internet source, are prone to "diarrhea, dropsy, goitre and delirium tremens".
But the reason of which malice against me and my Medicine, may be discerned without a perspective-glass, for had it not perfectly cured his grace of the dropsy .
They studied medical records from Vienna at the time and concluded he had dropsy.
To quote from Helen Lipski's discovery, Opera Tablets cured: "General Debility, Obesity, Bladder Trouble, Blood Poisoning, Yellow Skin, Yellow Blotches, Liver Spots, Pains in the Side, Blood Rushing, Rings around the Eyes, Heavy Tired Feeling, Watery Blood, Wind on the Stomach, Gasses, Swollen Sides and many other diseases caused by the Liver and Kidneys; Headaches, Fits, Fainting Spells, Dyspepsia, Catarrh of the Stomach, Dropsy, Gall Stones, Sore Joints, Anemia, Jaundice, Biliousness, Costiveness, Heart Flush Spells, Loss of Appetite, Pimples, Sleeplessness, Worry, Rheumatism, Swollen Joints," and with all of those capital letters.
For instance, while the India's ancient tradition of Ayurveda believed that the leaves of Moringa oleifera prevent about 300 diseases; and Hartwell (1971) had reported that the flowers, leaves and roots are used in remedies for tumors and dropsy in Nicaragua, Duke (1978) wrote that the branches are used as charms against witchcraft.
Dropsy, dialysis, transplant; a short history of failing kidneys.
Dolly (Gloria Lagalo) is a dear person who makes a fairly successful medicine for dropsy (heart problems) from herbs she gathers in the woods.
A handful of fresh pear leaves steeped for 20 minutes in a quart of boiling water will produce a tea that can be used to treat illnesses like obesity, edema, urinary tract inflammation and dropsy.
On the contrary, as numerous medical observations and case reports from the late sixteenth century onward show, many patients--especially those suffering from cancer, consumption, dropsy, and gout--died after months of horrible agony.
Although the home side suffered an early bout of dropsy, probably trying to force it too much, they soon settled into the game with Collins serving his notice of intent with a couple of probing runs.