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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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Mientras que la sobrehidratacion se relaciona con edemas, hipertension e insuficiencia cardiaca, la deshidratacion puede afectar a la funcion renal y TA provocando hipotension.
* Comparar la percepcion subjetiva de edemas con el resultado de la BIO.
Recogemos: peso, talla, TA, presencia de edemas, pro-BNP e hidratacion mediante BIO (> del 15% hiperhidratados y < del 0,1% hipohidratados).
La mayoria de nuestros pacientes, 47, estuvieron normohidatados y sin o con edemas leves (58 pacientes).
Exploracion: 14 presentaron edemas francos: 5 hipertensos y diabeticos, 7 normotensos, y 2 hipotensos (87/58 y 80/40, con patologia cardiaca importante).
Bioimpedancia se identificaron 18 pacientes sobrehidratados, media OH de: 4,26 L (21,42%), pero solo 11 con edemas francos; 8 hipertensos y 10 normotensos.
To assess the efficacy of subthreshold micropulse diode laser photocoagulation (SMDLP) for persistent macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO), including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) > 20/40, thirty-two patients (32 eyes) with macular edema secondary to BRVO were treated by SMDLP.
Macular edema is one of the most important causes of impaired vision in patients with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO), and, in 1984, the Branch Vein Occlusion Study (BVOS) group demonstrated the efficacy of grid laser photocoagulation to improve visual acuity in patients with macular edema secondary to BRVO [1].
This treatment has been demonstrated to improve or resolve macular edema without any laser scarring [13].
Several reports have been published on the efficacy of SMDLP for diabetic macular edema and/or macular edema secondary to BRVO [14-23].
A reliably efficacious treatment for persistent macular edema secondary to BRVO in patients with BCVA > 20/40 has not yet been established, and this is the first study of SMDLP for macular edema secondary to BRVO in Japanese patients.