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hydrops

 [hi´drops] (L.)
old term for edema. adj., adj hydrop´ic.
fetal hydrops (hydrops feta´lis) gross edema of the entire body of the newborn infant, in erythroblastosis fetalis.

hy·drops

(hī'drops),
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.
[G. hydrōps]

hydrops

/hy·drops/ (hi´drops) [L.] edema.
fetal hydrops , hydrops feta´lis gross edema of the entire body, with severe anemia, occurring in hemolytic disease of the newborn.

hydrops

[hī′drops]
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.

hy·drops

(hī'drops)
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.
[G. hydrōps]

hy·drops

(hī'drops)
Excessive clear, watery fluid in any body tissues or cavities.
[G. hydrōps]

hydrops

[L.] abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the tissues or in a body cavity; called also dropsy. See also hydramnios (hydrops amnii), hydrallantois (hydrops allantois).

fetal hydrops, hydrops fetalis
gross edema of the entire body of the newborn, in hemolytic disease of the newborn.
hydrops uteri

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.

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Condition Genotype Phenotype MCV& MCH Silent carrier [alpha][alpha]/ Asymptomatic Normal [alpha] - Minor [alpha] -/ Asymptomatic Decreased [alpha] -; [alpha] [alpha]/ - - Hb H disease [alpha] -/-- Moderate hemolytic Decreased anemia Hydrops fetalis --/-- Incompatible with Decreased postnatal life Table 5.
Obvious hydrops could be observed in inner cavity of diseased crab, while the healthy crab remained with golden yellow hepatopuncreas (Figure 1).
IV Fetal hydrops Abnomal collection of fluid in at least two different fetal organ spaces (in one or both twins).
Patients with their blood pressure and plasma random glucose checked and a history of hypertension, diabetes, previous adverse fetal outcome, intrauterine growth retardation and fetal hydrops were sought.
Endolymphatic hydrops is a consequence of a disturbance in the homeostasis of endolymph.
Clinical investigation revealed a normal range of motion in a stable knee, no hydrops, and a little pressure soreness over the medial tibial plateau.
In view of the early gestation, severity of the hydrops, absence of an overt treatable cause and lack of an intensive care bed at the time, the mother agreed to defer active intervention while awaiting special investigations (infectious work-up negative), betamethasone administration and maternal stabilisation.
Subsequently, an abdominal computer tomography (abdomen-CT) was performed which confirmed the gallbladder hydrops and acalculous gallbladder.
Fluid was building up in her baby's chest and crushing her lungs, a symptom of a very, very rare condition known as hydrops.
Due to concern for sudden death ofthe fetus and hydrops, a caesarean section delivery was scheduled and performed at 31 weeks gestation.
The 20 chapters explain perinatal autopsy, techniques, and classifications; placental examination; the fetus at less than 15 weeks gestation; stillbirth and intrauterine growth restriction; hydrops fetalis; the pathology of twinning and higher multiple pregnancy; patterns in genetic conditions; the metabolic disease autopsy; the abnormal heart; the central nervous system; significant congenital abnormalities of the respiratory, digestive, and renal systems; skeletal dysplasias; congenital tumors; complications of prematurity; intrapartum and neonatal death; sudden unexpected death in infancy; infections and malnutrition; the role of magnetic resonance imaging and radiology in post mortems; and the forensic post mortem.