Definitions for oedemaɪˈdi mə; -mə tə
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oe•de•maɪˈdi mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-ma•ta
edema, oedema, hydrops, dropsy(noun)
swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity
A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water
Origin: From οἴδημα, from οἰδέω.
Edema, formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy, is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitium, which are locations beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body. It is clinically shown as swelling. Generally, the amount of interstitial fluid is determined by the balance of fluid homeostasis, and increased secretion of fluid into the interstitium or impaired removal of this fluid may cause edema.
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