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e·de·ma

also oe·de·ma (ĭ-dē′mə)
n. pl. e·de·mas or e·de·ma·ta (-mə-tə) also oe·de·mas or oe·de·ma·ta
1. Medicine An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.
2. Botany A condition of plants characterized by blisterlike swellings on the leaves or other parts, caused by an accumulation of water.

[Middle English ydema, from Greek oidēma, a swelling, from oidein, to swell.]

e·dem′a·tous (ĭ-dĕm′ə-təs) adj.

edema

(ɪˈdiːmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) the usual US spelling of oedema
edematous, eˈdemaˌtose adj

e•de•ma

(ɪˈdi mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissue spaces, cavities, or joint capsules of the body, causing swelling of the area.
2. a similar swelling in plants caused by excessive moisture.
[1490–1500; < New Latin oedēma < Greek oídēma a swelling =oidē-, variant s. of oideîn to swell + -ma n. suffix]
e•dem•a•tous (ɪˈdɛm ə təs, ɪˈdi mə-) e•dem′a•tose (-ˌtoʊs) adj.

e·de·ma

(ĭ-dē′mə)
An excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissue that results in swelling.

edema

abnormal collecting of fluids in the cells, tissues, and other parts of the body, causing swelling. — edematous, edematose, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness

edema

An abnormal increase in interstitial fluid, resulting in swollen tissues.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavitiesedema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives, periodic edema, Quincke's 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
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
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
Translations
ödéma

edema

n (esp US) → Ödem nt

e·de·ma

n. edema, acumulación anormal de líquido en los tejidos intracelulares;
angioneurotic ______ angioneurótico;
brain ______ cerebral;
cardiac ______ cardíaco;
dependent ______ dependiente;
pitting ______ de fóvea;
pulmonary ______ pulmonar.

edema

n edema m, hinchazón f; pulmonary — edema pulmonar
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Strobovideolaryngoscopy revealed a large area of Reinke's edema on the right vocal fold and a more generalized edema of the left fold (figure).
Peripheral edema involving hands and feet is quite common but generalized edema has not been reported.
It was characterized by one or more of the following events: poorly tolerated peripheral edema, generalized edema, pleural effusion requiring urgent drainage, dyspnea at rest, cardiac tamponade, or pronounced abdominal distention (due to ascites).
We report a 3-year-old boy admitted with generalized edema, fever and cough.

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