What is the difference between Oedema and Ascites?

The difference between oedema and ascites

is that "oedema" is an excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity and "ascites" is an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, frequently symptomatic of liver disease.

oedema

ascites

Noun

  • (British spelling, pathology) An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity
  • (British spelling) A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water

Synonyms

  • (excess of serum): dropsy
  • hydrops

Exemple

  • Crazy Angelina / Is eating her own oedema / And I’m not here to take it anymore

Noun

  • (medicine) An accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, frequently symptomatic of liver disease.

Synonyms

  • hydroperitoneum, seroperitoneum
  • abdominal dropsy