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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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No acid-fast bacilli were seen on multiple samples, including ascitic fluid, and he received treatment for presumptive abdominal tuberculosis (TB).
Ascitic and pleural fluids are similar in nature (exudative or transudative).
1999); water extracts of the roots Pfaffia paniculata (Brazilian ginseng) showed cytotoxic effects on the Ehrlich tumor in its ascitic form in mice (Matsuzaki et al.
Histopathology studies of ascitic fluid drawn from the treated group and the control groups were also conducted by using tryptan blue dye exclusion test and observed under the microscope.
His heart grew stronger and the ascitic fluid dispersed in 24 hours.
Ascitic fluid analysis revealed 45 cells with 80% polymorphs and protein level of 2 g/dl.
30) In human medicine, the gold standard for diagnosis of ascites of malignancy is the presence of tumor cells in the ascitic fluid.
Current treatments included salt-restricted diet, high doses of diuretics, and frequent paracentesis, the removal of large volumes of ascitic fluid with a needle through the abdominal wall.
Testing for acid-fast organisms in ascitic fluid is frequently negative in patients with abdominal TB, with 3% being positive in TB peritonitis [6].
The ascitic fluid had a clear straw color and did not contain cells.
Cal 105 250 RFT free 75 Lipid profile 200 250 BT CT 10 50 PT 100 100 Urine Exam free 50 Culture 50 150 Stool Exam free 50 Culture 50 150 ECG 70 150 USG 150 500 Xray 70 150 CT Scan Small without 800 1500 contrast Small with 1200 2000 contrast Large with 2400 6000 contrast Colour doppler 300 500 MRI 2500 4500 to 7500 Endoscopy 200 1000 Malaria paracite smear Free 50 QBC 75 150 Cytology/FNAC free 150 Ascitic fluid ta 75 200 BM aspiration 50 200 PFT 25 100 Blood culture 25 150 Pus culture free 150 HIV ELISA free 150 Mtx PPD free 100 WIDAL 30 150 HBS Ag 75 200 Thyroid pro 300 500 Figure 2: Laboratory investigations (total and avoidable)/patient/day Mean total no of 4.
CRP purified from human ascitic or pleural fluids was passed through a Detoxigel column to remove endotoxin [lipopolysaccharide (LPS)] and dialyzed extensively to remove azide as described (5, 7, 26).