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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.

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

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.
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
Translations

as·ci·tes

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

ascites

n ascitis f
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Ascitic fluid may be differentiated from blood on CT on the basis of Hounsfield units (HU) and other radiographic characteristics (water: 0 HU; acute blood: 30-45 HU; clotted blood: 50-60 HU; extravasating blood: >85 HU).
Ascites is a common finding in abdominal TB, and smear or culture tests on ascitic fluid are useful.
In a group of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, a significant decrease in ascitic fluid accumulation, a decrease in bilirubin level and improved appetite were noted in two patients, while a significant reduction in tumor markers, relief of intestinal obstruction, relief of pain, and improved quality of life were observed in two other patients.
Ascitic fluid showed leukocyte 200/[micro]L (eosinophils 60%) and serum ascitic fluid albumin gradient was < 11 g/L, not consistent with portal hypertension.
The IgG fraction of the MoAb was prepared from mouse ascitic fluid obtained by intraperitoneal injection of hybridoma cells into BALB/c mice primed with Pristane.
This infection involves colonization of ascitic fluid secondary to an episode of bacteremia.
For an IgG ELISA, wells in test plates were coated overnight with mouse hyperimmune ascitic fluid.
There is no evidence that fluid removal improves survival, but patients feel better and it may also protect against bacterial infection of ascitic fluid.
Intravenous cyclophosphamide was delayed at that time because of poor healing of her surgical wounds and persistent leak of ascitic fluid.
Both batimastat studies will measure the frequency and quantity of ascitic fluid drainage and will also assess cancer progression via tumor size (by CT scan), quality of life and, for ovarian cancer patients, plasma levels of CA125.
The laparotomy showed a dilated right colon with clear ascitic fluid.
Furthermore, increased AGP fucosylation was found in ascitic fluid from a patient with liver cirrhosis (7).