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Hydrops fetalis

Synonym(s)

  • fetal edema
  • fetal hydrops
  • hydrops foetalis

Definition(s)

Edema of the entire body due to abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the tissues, associated with severe anemia and occurring in ERYTHROBLASTOSIS, FETAL.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Serious and extensive edema of the fetus (as in erythroblastosis fetalis).

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014