noun (plural dropsies)
Old-fashioned or less technical term for oedema.
More example sentences
- Disease manifestations, such as fever, dropsy, diarrhea, or cyanosis, were used as names of diseases.
- The leaves are bitter and are used as a remedy for ophthalmia, ulcers, dropsy, cholera and beriberi associated with a weakness of the heart.
- In the 1925 edition of Osler's text, respiratory failure was described as ‘frothy pulmonary edema that resembles serum, not the sanguinous transudative edema fluid seen in dropsy or congestive heart failure’.