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What does edema mean?

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Edema is the medical term for swelling. Body parts swell from injury or inflammation. It can affect a small area or the entire body. Medications, infections, pregnancy, and many other medical problems can cause edema.

From: What Is Edema? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Guyton, A.C. , 8th ed, Saunders, 1991. Textbook of Medical Physiology

Taylor, A.E. 1981. Circulation Research,

MedlinePlus: "Edema."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Guyton, A.C. , 8th ed, Saunders, 1991. Textbook of Medical Physiology

Taylor, A.E. 1981. Circulation Research,

MedlinePlus: "Edema."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 11, 2017

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