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tr.v. de·con·gest·ed, de·con·gest·ing, de·con·gests
To relieve the congestion of (sinuses, for example).

de′con·ges′tion (-jĕs′chən) n.
de′con·ges′tive adj.
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1. having the ability to ease crowding or clogging in busy locations
2. (Medicine) designed to relieve congestion in the body
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San Miguel claims this Aerotropolis is a decongestive solution to Manila's airport traffic, and will provide jobs for locals.
Prospective trial of intensive decongestive physiotherapy for upper extremity lymphedema.
Complex decongestive therapy (CDT) is a method that combines manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression bandages, myolymphokinetic exercises, skin care, and precautions during daily activities.
Currently, the standard conservative treatment of secondary lymphoedema in women after mastectomy is comprehensive physical therapy (CPT- Combined Physical Therapy; CDP- Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy) [19,30].
Effects of complex decongestive therapy on quality of life, depression, neuropathic pain, and fatigue in women with breast cancer-related lymphedema.
Retrospective Study to Compare Selective Decongestive Devascularization and Gastrosplenic Shunt versus Splenectomy with Pericardial Devascularization for the Treatment of Patients with Esophagogastric Varices Due to Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension.
The primary end point was a composite outcome defined as cardiovascular death, worsening HF (new or worsening symptoms/signs of HF requiring unplanned intensification of decongestive therapy), and recurrent MI through 1 year of follow-up.
Nine patients had continued elevated measurements and were referred to outpatient complete decongestive therapy (clinically persistent BCRL incidence, 18 percent).
The prerequisite treatment modalities varied from decongestive nasal sprays to adenotomy.
Contributors from physical therapy, oncology, rehabilitation, and other areas that deal with lymphedema set out the core principles of manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy for a wide range of pathologies across the age continuum.
Due to frailty and poor mobility, the patient received modified intensive decongestive lymphatic therapy (DLT) consisting of non-elastic compression with reduced pressure and physiotherapy.