- a pronounced, generalized edema.
Origin of anasarca
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin, representing Greek phrase anà sárka literally, throughout the body
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Examples from the Web for anasarca
Hydrothorax and anasarca; his breath so short that he could not lie down.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses
Except from the complications the blood is not altered in anasarca.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
It is believed to be similar to anasarca in the adult and to be due to like causes.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
In anasarca the subcutaneous tissue is soft, and pits on pressure.
In cases of anasarca, the skin, kidneys, and bowels are very defective in their operation.
- pathol a generalized accumulation of serous fluid within the subcutaneous connective tissue, resulting in oedema
C14: from New Latin, from ana- (puffed up) + Greek sarx flesh
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Word Origin and History for anasarca
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- An accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and cavities of the body.
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