(= edema (USA)) Swelling of tissue: can result from increased permeability of vascular endothelium.
the accumulation of an excess of fluid (mainly water) in the body [NHS Direct]
An excess of fluid within a tissue. It can occur in any site, tissue or organ. There are several `sub-types` of oedema - Dependant oedema, where the oedema collects in lowest part because of gravity This is usually the lower leg but in someone who is bedfast it could be over the lower back or the lungs. In severe cases the oedema can be generalised â€¦
Excessive accumulation of fluid in the body tissues. The resultant swelling may be local, as with an injury or inflammation, or more generalised in the chest and abdominal cavities or elsewhere.
(Edema) Intumescence or blister formation due to an increase in inter-cellular water, as in leaves.
Intumescence or blister formation because of an increase in intercellular water. (Also edema.) Found on http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_O.htm
Oedema means swelling. It is caused by fluid retention in the body's tissues, and is very common during pregnancy. It can also be a sign of kidney or urological problems.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20423
Tissue swelling following damage. A frequent complication of a cerebro-vascular accident or closed head injury.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20437
Swelling caused by too much fluid in the tissues under the skin. Found on http://www.kerri.thomas.btinternet.co.uk/glossary.html
Swelling due to build-up of fluid within a body tissue.
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Infiltration of liquid into tissue (seen in the skin in the form of a painless swelling).
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See edemaFound on http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/iupacglossary/glossaryo.html
abnormal build-up of fluid in the body, which may cause visible swelling Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=O
An excessive amount of fluid in the body tissues causing swelling
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swelling caused by retention of fluid such as might occur with a weakened heart
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Collection of fluid in a tissue causing swelling which, if indented, only slowly regains its former shape.
Found on http://www.bmb.leeds.ac.uk/mbiology/ug/ugteach/icu8/glossary/glossary.html
Swelling due to accumulation of fluid in tissue.
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[ New Latin , from Greek ... a swelling, tumor, from ... to swell.] (Medicine)
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
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<clinical sign> The presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the intercellular tissue spaces of the body, usually applied to demonstrable accumulation of excessive fluid in the subcutaneous tissues. ... Oedema may be localised, due to venous or lymphatic obstruction or to increased vascular permeability or it may be systemic due to he...Found on http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?oedema
• (n.) A swelling from effusion of watery fluid in the cellular tissue beneath the skin or mucous membrance; dropsy of the subcutaneous cellular tissue.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/oedema/
(Gr. oidema swelling) the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the intercellular tissue spaces of the body; usually applied to demonstrable accumulation of excessive fluid in the subcutaneous tissues. Edema may be localized, due to venous or lymphatic obstruction or to increased vascular permeability, or it may be systemic due to heart....Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio60.html
See fluid retentionFound on http://www.kidney.org.au/KidneyDisease/KidneyGlossary/tabid/679/Default.xht
Any abnormal accumulation of fluid in tissues or cavities of the body; waterlogging of the tissues due to excessive loss of plasma through the capillary walls. It may be generalized (the condition once known as dropsy) or confined to one area, such as the ankles. Oedema may be mechanical – the result of obstructed veins or heart failure ...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0011374.html
Fluid retention, which causes the body tissues to puff out.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21460
Swelling due to the retention of fluids in the tissues....Found on http://www.diet-and-health.net/glossary/
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