Passive congestion

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(Med.) congestion due to obstruction to the return of the blood from the affected part.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Obstruction of blood flow can lead to impaired atrial filling, heart failure, chronic passive congestion of the lungs, and dyspnea.
The finding of sinusoidal dilation without necrosis, or chronic passive congestion, has been commonly ascribed to heart failure and resultant elevated systemic venous pressure.
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