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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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Adj.1.ascitic - of or relating to or resulting from an abnormal accumulation of protein and electrolyte rich fluid in the peritoneal cavityascitic - of or relating to or resulting from an abnormal accumulation of protein and electrolyte rich fluid in the peritoneal cavity
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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.
A single organism usually, enteric group is cultured from the ascitic fluid in majority of cases.
Clinical and laboratory features of consecutive outpatients with cirrhotic ascites undergoing paracentesis were recorded between July 2013 and December 2013 and ascitic fluid analysis was carried out.
Specimens such as pus aspirate, blood, cerebrospinal fluid, sputum, urine, pleural fluid, corneal scrapings and ascitic fluid received in Microbiology laboratory for culture and sensitivity.
The synthesized evidence suggested that four articles had used Gagne's nine events of instruction to design a lesson plan to teach psychomotor skills (bone marrow aspiration, chest x-ray interpretation, ascitic drain and phlebotomy).
Ascitic fluid analysis also revealed exudative picture with no evidence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Ascitic fluid should be sent for the analysis of the cell count and culture; Gram staining; total protein concentration; albumin, glucose, LDH, amylase, and triglyceride levels; and cytology.
Aspirated ascitic fluid did not yield malignant cells, and cultures were negative for mycobacterial, acid-fast bacilli, or aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
His inflammatory markers were unremarkable, and his ultrasound showed fluid-filled bowel loops, with no ascitic fluid.
Bacterial cultures, ascitic fluid (AF) leukocyte, C-reactive protein (CRP) and serum PCT measurements were carried out prior to the use of antibiotics.