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División en sílabas: as·ci·tes
Pronunciación: /əˈsīdēz

Definición de ascites en inglés:


The accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling.
Example sentences
  • Patients present with the insidious onset of ascites, abdominal pain, and fever.
  • With the increase of liver protein synthesis, the liver has a tendency to enlarge causing ascites (abdominal swelling).
  • Patients who have cirrhosis with ascites are prone to spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.


late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek askitēs, from askos 'wineskin'.



Pronunciación: /əˈsitik/
Example sentences
  • Treatment of hepatic hydrothorax is usual ascitic care, including salt restriction and diuretics.
  • Tubercular ascitic fluid is of high attenuation value due to its high protein content.
  • No malignant cells were detected in the ascitic fluid.

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