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Definition of «Edema»


Edema: The swelling of soft tissues as a result of excess water accumulation.

Edema is often more prominent in the lower legs and feet toward the end of the day as a result of pooling of fluid from the upright position maintained during the day. Upon awakening from sleeping, patients can have swelling around the eyes referred to as "periorbital edema."

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  • edema: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary also oe·de·ma ( ĭ-dē ' mə ) n. , pl. , -mas , also -mas , or -ma·ta , also -ma·ta ( -mə-tə ). Pathology . An ...

  • Edema (Pitting and Non-Pitting Edema) Causes, Diagnosis ...

    Read about edema, an observable swelling in certain parts of the body. Edema may fall into one of two categories: pitting and non-pitting edema. When applying pressure to ...

  • Edema - MayoClinic.com

    Edema — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment and self-care of tissue swelling.

  • Edema: MedlinePlus

    Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body. Causes of edema ...

  • Edema: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    WebMD gives an overview of edema, including the types of edema, causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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