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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Ascites" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Ascites
Ascites (/əˈsaɪtiːz/ ə-sy-teez, from Greek askites, "baglike") is a gastroenterological term for an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. The medical condition is also known as peritoneal cavity fluid, peritoneal fluid excess, hydroperitoneum or more archaically as abdominal dropsy. Although most commonly due to cirrhosis, severe liver disease or metastatic cancer, its presence can portend other significant medical problems, such as Budd–Chiari syndrome. Diagnosis of the cause is usually with blood tests, an ultrasound scan of the abdomen, and direct removal of the fluid by needle or paracentesis (which may also be therapeutic). Treatment may be with medication (diuretics), paracentesis, or other treatments directed at the cause. - See link


Ascites in Spanish is Ascitis
En medicina, ascitis es la presencia de líquido seroso en el espacio que existe entre el peritoneo visceral y el peritoneo parietal. - See link


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