Amongst the diuretics in ascites, Wilks places the resin of copaiba first.
When it happens to young subjects it is less liable to be mistaken for ascites.
A very hard drinker, was attacked with a severe hæmoptoe, which was followed by ascites and anasarca.
The remote causes of ascites may be either symptomatic or idiopathic, and either local or general.
A condition more troublesome than this is when ovarian cyst and ascites occur together.
If so, why shall we regard anasarca, ending in ascites, as a general disease?
This view is confirmed if ascites has appeared and increased out of proportion to the general dropsy.
On the other hand, ascites and persistent jaundice would speak in favor of hepatic cancer.
He had now an ascites, was anasarcous, and had every appearance of a diseased liver.
Association with ascites or with chronic peritonitis may lead to a false diagnosis.
late 14c., "abdominal dropsy," from Latin ascites, from Greek askites (hydrops), literally "baglike dropsy," from askos "bag, sac."
ascites as·ci·tes (ə-sī'tēz)
n. pl. ascites
The accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Also called hydroperitoneum.