anasarca

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anasarca

 [an″ah-sahr´kah]
generalized massive edema.

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]

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.

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.

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ah-sahr'kă)
A generalized infiltration of edematous fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]

anasarca

An old-fashioned term for fluid accumulation in the tissues (OEDEMA).

an·a·sar·ca

(an'ah-sahr'kă)
A generalized infiltration of edematous fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.
[G. ana, through, + sarx (sark-), flesh]