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as·ci·tes

 (ə-sī′tēz)
n. pl. ascites
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.

[Middle English aschites, from Late Latin ascītēs, from Greek askītēs, from askos, belly, wineskin.]

as·cit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
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ascites

(əˈsaɪtiːz)
n, pl ascites
(Pathology) accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity
[C14: from Latin: a kind of dropsy, from Greek askitēs, from askos wineskin]
ascitic adj
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as•ci•tes

(əˈsaɪ tiz)

n.
accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin < Greek askítēs (hýdrōps) abdominal (edema) =ask(ós) belly + -itēs -ite1]
as•cit•ic (əˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascites - accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavityascites - accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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Translations

as·ci·tes

n. ascitis, acumulación de líquido en la cavidad abdominal.
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ascites

n ascitis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Ascitic fluid analysis revealed exudative ascites, gram stain and culture negative.
The patient underwent US guided aspiration from the ascitic fluid. Microscopic examination of the aspirated sample (Figure 1) revealed clusters of rounded or hyperchromatic nuclei with overlapping in background of Red Blood Cells (RBCs).
Patients were subjected to laboratory investigations i.e, complete blood count, liver function tests, serum albumin, prothrombin time and viral profile (HBsAg, anti HCV), diagnostic tap of the ascitic fluid under aseptic measures, ascitic fluid analysis: cell type, cell count, sugar and ascitic albumin.
Intraperitoneal pressure: ascitic fluid and splanchnic vascular pressures, and their role in prevention and formation of ascites.
Mortality rate of patients who underwent paracentesis at admission was lower than the patients who did not have ascitic fluid analysis (6.3% vs 8.9%) highlighting the possibility of missing the diagnosis of SBP.4 Another study concluded that each hour delay in paracentesis of admitted patients of cirrhosis related ascites, increases mortality by 3.3%.5 Diagnosis of SBP is based on absolute neutrophil count in ascitic fluid and count above 250/mm3 is considered diagnostic for SBP.
[6-9] It was observed that the mean ascitic fluid LDH level was much lower in patients with liver diseases than in those with malignant ascites (167 [+ or -] 9 vs 913 [+ or -] 228 SU).
(14) Multiple sections of the peritoneum, umbilicus, and ascitic fluid showed no tumor cells.
4- Antibiotic treatment: The administration of antibiotics is not unusual in the treatment of OHSS because of repeated catheterizations, venipuncture, pleural drainage, and transvaginal aspiration of the ascitic fluid. Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis is highly recommended.
Urgent departmental ultrasound revealed an intrauterine pregnancy of 14 weeks with large amount of abdominal fluid interpreted by the ultrasonographer as ascitic fluid. The ovaries were not properly visualized and the remaining pelvic and abdominal organs were normal.
Reynolds, "Diagnostic value of ascitic fluid lactic dehydrogenase, protein, and WBC levels," Archives of Internal Medicine, vol.
Paracentesis removed 4.41 of ascitic fluid with serum ascitic albumin gradient (SAAG) over 1.1, suggesting portal hypertension.
Special stains on tissue sections and ascitic fluid stain revealed rare acid-fast bacilli, suggestive of mycobacterial granulomatous peritonitis.