from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Edema. No longer in scientific use.
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- n. Swelling, edema, often from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An unnatural collection of serous fluid in any serous cavity of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a morbid accumulation of watery liquid in any cavity of the body or in the tissues. See edema, anasarca., and ascites.
- n. In botany, a disease in succulent plants caused by an excess of water.
- n. In fish-culture, a disease of young trout.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
I have seen in dropsy, and in some fevers; but it is also observable, that many who have exerted much voluntary effort during their whole lives, have continued active to great age.
Jesus was on the watch as well, having noticed a man who had a condition known as dropsy.
For sentiment is like another complaint mentioned by Horace, as increasing by self-indulgence (I am sorry to say, ladies, that the complaint in question is called the dropsy), and the more you cry, the more you will be able and desirous to do so.
If a man thus falls into sickness and cold, he is sometimes caught by dropsy, that is to say, he has an inclination towards the outward possession of earthly things.
-- This condition, sometimes incorrectly called dropsy of the testicle, consists in an excessive accumulation of natural secretion within one of the coverings of the testicle.
The cedar berry is used in a popular remedy for dropsy, which is claimed by some to be highly efficacious.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
I will give one remarkable cure of dropsy, which is recorded by different writers among the whites.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
Scarlet fever dropsy, which is really a _formidable disease, generally arises from, the carelessness, the ignorance, and the thoughtlessness of parents in allowing a child to leave the house before the new skin be properly formed and hardened.
Their complexion is of a blueish white, that suggests the idea of dropsy; this is invariable, and the poor little ones wear exactly the same ghastly hue.
When the balance between exhalation and absorption is destroyed, by either or both of these means, a dropsy will be the consequence.