Lexicon:Dropsy, dropsical

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Term: dropsy, dropsical
References: Post Captain, page 243
Treason's Harbour, page 259
The Yellow Admiral, page 195
Meaning: A morbid condition characterised by the accumulation of watery fluid in the serous cavities or the connective tissue of the body, often first and most obvious in the ankles and lower legs.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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