dropsy

Definitions of dropsy
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n swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities

Synonyms:
edema, hydrops, oedema
Types:
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Quincke's edema, angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives, periodic edema
recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs
lymphedema
swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
scleredema
a skin disease marked by hard edema of the tissue usually beginning in the face
cystoid macular edema
a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina
anasarca
generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
chemosis
edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
papilledema
swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure
brain edema, cerebral edema
swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
Type of:
lump, puffiness, swelling
an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

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