oedema

Definitions of oedema
  1. noun
    swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
    synonyms: dropsy, edema, hydrops
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    Quincke's edema, angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives, periodic edema
    recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs
    lymphedema
    swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
    scleredema
    a skin disease marked by hard edema of the tissue usually beginning in the face
    cystoid macular edema
    a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina
    anasarca
    generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
    chemosis
    edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
    papilledema
    swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure
    brain edema, cerebral edema
    swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
    type of:
    lump, puffiness, swelling
    an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
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