- (formerly) edema.
Origin of hydrops
Also called hy·drop·sy [hahy-drop-see] /ˈhaɪ drɒp si/.
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Examples from the Web for hydrops
Hydrops is most marked in the knee, and may affect also the adjacent bursæ.
Hydrops may be got rid of by blistering, by tapping, or by incision and drainage.
The rapidity with which emaciation, hydrops, and marasmus occur in severe cases is thus easily accounted for.
Occasionally a constriction occludes the course of the tube, while the distal end is dilated into a condition of hydrops.
Sometimes the first manifestation is a hydrops and a fluctuating swelling in the upper part of Scarpa's triangle.
- The excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissues or cavities of the body.
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