Definition of ascites in English:
The accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling.
- 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.
Definition of ascites in:
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