from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of edema.
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- n. An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity
- n. A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water
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- n. swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
The application of cupping-glasses and bands causes veinous stasis and thus an oedema is formed round the injured area.
Famine Oedema has been shown in this investigation as in previous investigations to precede death from starvation by a period of three to four months, following some radical change in the intake, so the incidence of famine oedema is a good way to measure the degree of inadequate diet.
The oedema, which is accumulation of fluid, in Basu's brain has been arrested, doctors said, adding that he has been able to take in 40 per cent of the supplied oxygen.
The 33-year-old, who was found dead in his apartment in Mallorca on Saturday, suffered a build-up of fluid in the lungs known as pulmonary oedema, which is believed to be the result of an undetected heart defect.
Malnutrition can be recognized by clinical signs (such as oedema and micronutrient deficiencies) and by anthropometry (body measurements).
After all, before being a chutney-ferret was legal nobody ever died of pulmonary oedema, did they?
Although the final verdict is still pending, the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, or NICE, said that while Lucentis is effective in treating diabetic macular oedema, the drug's elevated price was problematic.
For you it seems "unlikely" that a pulmonary oedema, a heart failure leading to build-up of fluid in the lungs, would not be causally related to "dark appetites" and "private vice" -- which is to say, going out clubbing, getting a bit high, and hooking up with someone you've just met.
Off the top of my head I can think of: viral infection, bacterial infection, cancer primary or secondary, chronic inflammation e.g. asbestosis, allergic reactions, bronchoconstriction, pulmonary oedema secondary to congestive heart failure.
Because this morning I woke up looking like the Elephant Woman with an oedema in my right eyelid.