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what is dropsy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Old term 4 anasarca.: Dropsy is an old english term for the swelling noted in right heart failure (anasarca is the greek word for it).
Answered on Jan 7, 2014
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Dropsy: Read this: In old times it was a term for tissue swelling often synonomous with congestive heart failure. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art ... Read More

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