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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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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