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An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities. The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary ...

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Edema definition is - an abnormal infiltration and excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity —called also dropsy.

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Edema, called dropsy long ago, is swelling caused by fluid retention. This condition usually occurs in your feet, legs, or ankles. However, it can also occur in ...

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Nov 27, 2017 ... Understanding Dependent Edema ... What is dependent edema? Edema is the medical term for swelling. It happens when extra fluid gets trapped in ...

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Edema, also spelled oedema, and also known as fluid retention, dropsy, hydropsy and swelling, is the build-up of fluid in the body's tissue.

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Swelling is an increase in the size or a change in the shape of an area of the body. Swelling can be caused by collection of body fluid, tissue growth, ...

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The balance and regulation of fluid in the body is very complex. In short, the cause of edema as simply defined as possible, is that tiny blood vessels in the ...

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First used as a 14th century medical Latin term, the noun edema derives from the Greek word oidein meaning "to swell." It is a swelling that results from an ...

www.britannica.com/science/edema

Edema, in medicine, an abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in the ... The term dropsy is somewhat archaic, and edema has come to be the preferred term.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279409

Nov 5, 2008 ... Edema means swelling. The condition called edema arises when part of the body becomes swollen because fluid gathers in the tissue.

www.medicinenet.com/edema/definition.htm

Mar 29, 2021 ... Medical Definition of Edema ... Edema: The swelling of soft tissues as a result of excess fluid accumulation. Edema is often most prominent in the ...