Definition of Edema. Meaning of Edema. Synonyms of Edema

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Definition of Edema

edema
OEdema [OE]*de"ma, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a swelling, tumor, fr. ? to swell.] (Med.) A swelling from effusion of watery fluid in the cellular tissue beneath the skin or mucous membrance; dropsy of the subcutaneous cellular tissue. [Written also edema.]
Edema
Edema E*de"ma, n. [NL.] (Med.) Same as [oe]dema.

Meaning of Edema from wikipedia

- Edema, also known as fluid retention or swelling, is the build up of fluid in the body's tissue. Most commonly the legs or arms are affected. Symptoms...
- Pulmonary edema is fluid ac****ulation in the tissue and air spaces of the lungs. It leads to impaired gas exchange and may cause respiratory failure....
- Cerebral edema is excess ac****ulation of fluid (edema) in the intracellular or extracellular spaces of the brain. Most changes in morphology are ****ociated...
- Peripheral edema is edema (ac****ulation of fluid causing swelling) in tissues perfused by the peripheral vascular system, usually in the lower limbs. In...
- Macular edema occurs when fluid and protein deposits collect on or under the macula of the eye (a yellow central area of the retina) and causes it to...
- Reinke's edema is the swelling of the vocal cords due to fluid (edema) collected within the Reinke's space. First identified by the German anatomist Friedrich...
- High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a life-threatening form of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema (fluid ac****ulation in the lungs) that occurs in otherwise...
- Heat edema is a cutaneous condition characterized by dependent edema from vasodilatory pooling. Heat causes the blood vessels to expand (dilate), so body...
- its location and severity. Predicting where and when the next episode of edema will occur is impossible. Most patients have an average of one episode per...
- High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a medical condition in which the brain swells with fluid because of the physiological effects of traveling to a...
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