Oedema vs Anasarca - What's the difference?

oedema | anasarca |


As nouns the difference between oedema and anasarca

is that oedema is (british|pathology) an excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity while anasarca is (medicine) generalised oedema.

oedema

English

(wikipedia oedema)

Alternative forms

* edema (US) * (UK)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (British, pathology) An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity
  • (British) A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water
  • Synonyms

    * dropsy (1) * hydrops

    anasarca

    English

    Noun

    (anasarcas)
  • (medicine) Generalised oedema
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