from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition marked by weakness, edema, and shortness of breath that is caused by the inability of the heart to maintain adequate blood circulation in the peripheral tissues and the lungs.
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- n. A syndrome marked by weakness, edema and shortness of breath, due to the inability of the heart to circulate the blood adequately to the lungs and other tissues
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inability to pump enough blood to avoid congestion in the tissues
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