- An excessive accumulation of clear, watery fluid in any of the tissues or cavities of the body; synonymous, according to its character and location, with ascites, anasarca, edema, etc. [G. h.]- endolymphatic h. SYN: Ménière disease.- fetal h., h. fetalis abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the fetal tissues, as in erythroblastosis fetalis.- h. of gallbladder accumulation of clear watery fluid in the gallbladder as a result of long-standing cystic duct obstruction.- nonimmune fetal h. fetal edema and ascites unrelated to maternal/fetal blood group incompatibilities; multiple etiologies include fetal cardiac disease, fetal viral disease, and fetal structural anomalies.- h. ovarii SYN: hydrovarium.- h. pericardii (hi′drops per-i-kar′de-i) an obsolete term for pericardial effusion.- h. tubae SYN: hydrosalpinx.- h. tubae profluens SYN: intermittent hydrosalpinx.
* * *1) EDEMA2) distension of a hollow organ with fluid <\hydrops of the gallbladder>3) HYDROPS FETALIS
* * *n.an abnormal accumulation of fluid in body tissues or cavities. For example, corneal hydrops is the sudden painful accumulation of fluid in the cornea seen in keratoconus. It results in a sudden reduction of vision. See also hydrops fetalis, Ménière's disease.
* * *hy·drops (hiґdrops) [L., from Gr. hydrōps] edema. hydropic adj
Medical dictionary. 2011.