periodic edema

Definitions of periodic edema
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n 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

Synonyms:
Quincke's edema, angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives
Type of:
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema
swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities

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