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Descriptor in English: Ascites
Descriptor in Spanish: Ascitis
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ascite
Descriptor in French: Ascites
Tree number(s): C23.550.081
Scope note: Accumulation or retention of free fluid within the peritoneal cavity.
Annotation: do not index here for routine liver cirrhosis or Ehrlich ascites tumor; text must discuss ascites especially; chylous ascites: index CHYLOPERITONEUM
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS UI: 1208
Descriptor UI: D001201
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Ascites - Preferred
Concept UI M0001791
Scope note Accumulation or retention of free fluid within the peritoneal cavity.
Preferred term Ascites



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