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what is the definition or description of: dropsy?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Dropsy: Go to wikipedia for good discussion.
Answered on Apr 13, 2017

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Too vague: Don't know what you mean by "dropsy".
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