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A condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body.Also called dropsy
- ‘Patients may develop blepharitis and present with ptosis secondary to edema and inflammation.’
- ‘The bandages substitute for the elasticity lost by tissues engorged with edema.’
- ‘Hyponatremia in the presence of edema indicates increased total body sodium and water.’
- ‘Mild edema of the medullary cavity was present in most of these cases.’
- ‘This reverses the gradient, causing a decrease in tissue and organ edema and associated morbidity.’
Late Middle English: modern Latin, from Greek oidēma, from oidein to swell.
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