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Oedema appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • A Mede on an alpine fen: I plan an oedema.
  • To give Levi a name Deon ate, get an oedema naive Levi got.
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Definition of the noun oedema

What does oedema mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: oedemas

  1. swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of oedema: dropsy / edema / hydrops
    • more generic words: lump / puffiness / swelling = an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    • more specific terms:
      • Quincke's edema / periodic edema / atrophedema / giant hives / angioedema = recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours
      • 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
      • 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
      • cerebral edema / brain edema = swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter

Alternative definition of the noun oedema


  1. [British, pathology] An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity
  2. [British] A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water

Phrases with oedema

  1. Anomis Oedema
  2. Scarus Oedema
  3. Mollisia Oedema
  4. Callyodon oedema
  5. Calycella Oedema
  6. Chlorurus oedema
  7. Lachnella Oedema
  8. Mollisina Oedema
  9. Oxydothis Oedema
  10. Micropodia Oedema
  11. Ophiobolus Oedema
  12. Trichopeziza Oedema
  13. Rhaphidospora Oedema
  14. Species Scarus Oedema
  15. Species Mollisia Oedema
  16. species Callyodon oedema
  17. Species Calycella Oedema
  18. species Chlorurus oedema
  19. Species Lachnella Oedema
  20. Species Mollisina Oedema

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for oedema

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Google previewManual of Practical Medicine (2014)

by R Alagappan

Cardiac oedema is a dependent oedema found over the ankles in ambulant patients, and over the sacrum in bed ridden...

The pathophysiology of this oedema is that the collection of fluid occurs characteristically first in the peritoneal cavity ...

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

Oedema is an accumulation of fluid in one or more of the body cavities, or beneath the skin. A normal...

Oedema is a sign rather than a disease, and accordingly treatment must be directed at the cause. If due to parasites, the ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

oedema is an accumulation of fluid in one or more of the body cavities, or beneath the skin...

otherwise, oedema is a pathological condition.

Google previewABC of Dermatology (2014)

by Rachael Morris-Jones

Laryngeal oedema is the most serious complication and can be life threatening. Hereditary angio-oedema is a rare form with recurrent severe episodes of subcutaneous oedema, swelling of the mucous membranes and systemic symptoms.

Google previewLung Liquids (2009)

by CIBA Foundation Symposium

In terms of simple models, the distinction is quite straightforward: ltaemodynamic oedema is a consequence of high hydrostatic pressures in the pulmonary capillaries; permeability oedema is the result of injury to the capillary barrier which ...

Google previewJuta's Manual of Nursing (2003)

by Mataniele Sophie Mogotlane

Oedema is an accumulation of fluid in the spaces surrounding the cells. Oedema can also be intracellular and can occur in the body cavities, such as in the peritoneal cavity (ascites) and in the cranial cavity. When the accumulation of ...

Google previewGood Practices for the Meat Industry (2004)

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Oedema is the accumulation of excess fluid in the intercellular (interstitial) tissue compartments, including body cavities.

Google previewTransactions of the ... Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association (1890)

by American Laryngological Association. Meeting, American Laryngological Association

The oedema is a solid oedema, and differs from the usual serous oedema seen in catarrhal inflammations. To the touch the mucous membrane feels firm and waxy, lacking the moist elastic sensation of a normal mucous membrane. A peculiar ...

Google previewBlood-Brain Barrier Permeability Changes after Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: An Update (2001)

An Update : Clinical Implications, Experimental Findings, Challenges, and Future Directions by Antonio F. Germano, Francesco Tomasello

Brain Oedema Vasogenic brain oedema is the most frequent form of brain oedema, commonly encountered in proximity to brain tumours, inflammatory lesions (abscesses, encephalitis), infarcts, intracerebral haemorrhage, contusions, and ...

Google previewThyroid Disorders (2012)

A Practical Guide to Understanding the Causes and the Treatments by Rowan Hillson

Myxoedema (myx means mucus, while oedema means swelling) strictly speaking describes the firm nonwatery swelling that sometimes occurs in the skin of people who have had untreated hypothyroidism for a long time; the term should be ...

Google previewGrainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology E-Book (2014)

by Andy Adam, Adrian K. Dixon, Jonathan H Gillard, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Ronald G. Grainger, David J. Allison

Histologically, acute diffuse alveolar damage with airspace oedema is the most prominent feature in patients who die ...

Google previewA Synopsis of Renal Diseases (2013)

by A. M. Davison

Oedema is the principal feature, and is usually peripheral, involving the limbs. Facial oedema is more prominent in children than adults. In severe cases ascites may develop. There is no good relationship between the plasma albumin and the ...

Google previewClinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach (2011)

by Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling

Chronic macular oedema is the most common cause of persistent poor visual acuity after BRVO. Patients with visual acuity of 6/12 or worse may benefit from laser photocoagulation, provided the macula is not significantly ischaemic. 2.

Google previewChurchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis (2014)

by Andrew T Raftery, Eric KS Lim, Andrew J K Ostor

nephrotic syndrome Severe generalised oedema is the prominent feature with nephrotic syndrome. Patients may also complain of frothy urine due to proteinuria . Malabsorption Weight loss, diarrhoea and steatorrhoea may be some of the ...

Google previewBasic Science for the MRCS (2012)

A revision guide for surgical trainees by Andrew T Raftery, Michael S. Delbridge, Helen E. Douglas

OEDEMA AND LYMPHATIC FUNCTION Oedema is an increase in the volume of interstitial fluid above normal levels. l A hydrostatic pressure difference across the capillary endothelium results in flow from vessel to tissue space. l Retention of ...

Google previewContact Lens Practice (2010)

by Nathan Efron

Oedema refers to an increase in the fluid content of tissue. Since the cornea is only able to swell in the anterior–posterior direction – as a result of the collagen fibre network in the stroma – the physical dimensions of the cornea can only ...

Google previewPaediatrics and Child Health (2011)

by Mary Rudolf, Tim Lee, Malcolm I. Levene

Generalized oedema is an uncommon problem and invariably results from some form of the nephrotic syndrome. It is important to remember that peripheral oedema is not a feature of congestive heart failure in childhood, which is manifested ...

Google previewTextbook of Adult Emergency Medicine (2014)

by Peter Cameron, George Jelinek, Anne-Maree Kelly, Anthony F. T. Brown, Mark Little

An elevated venous pressure in persons with pulmonary crackles or peripheral oedema means that the intravascular volume is greater than normal. The absence of visible venous pulsation in the neck veins when the patient is supine or in a ...

Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Causes Oedema is a PHYSICAL SIGN which points to an underlying local or systemic disease and may be visible or palpable as localised or generalised swelling or be hidden and detectable only on further examination and testing. It occurs ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Anaesthesia (2017)

by James Shorthouse

A multisystem diagnosis characterized by the presence of hypertension, generalized oedema, and proteinuria after the twentieth week of pregnancy. Risk factors include previous or family history of preeclampsia, age greater than 40 years old, ...

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2016)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

oedema (ə deemə) an excessive amount of fluid in the body tissues. If the finger is pressed on an affected part, the surface pits and slowly ...

Google previewAlternative Dictionary Of Symptoms And Cures (2013)

A Comprehensive Guide to Diseases and Their Orthodox and Alternative Remedies by Dr Caroline Shreeve

Oedema Swelling due to the accumulation of excess tissue fluid. This can affect the whole body (a condition commonly called dropsy) or can be confined to an area such as the lower limbs. Oedema occurs in people suffering from vARIcoSE ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Angioneurotic oedema is characterized by painless spontaneous swelling of the lips, cheeks, tongue, eyelids, soft palate, *pharynx, and *glottis due to increased permeability of the capillaries, often as a result of *allergy to food or drugs.

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

Oedema, primary hyperaldosteronism 2.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

The resulting increase in pressure and shear forces may damage the capillary membrane, leading to oedema formation. This mechanism explains the patchy nature of this disease and its appearance on x-ray examination of the lungs. As with ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

oedema The presence of an excessive amount of fluid in or around cells, tissues or serous cavities of the body .

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1901)

by Chalmers Watson

The oedema usually commences in the lower eyelids, and the conjunctivae are affected at the same time, hence the eyes appear brighter than usual. The oedema may spread rapidly to the trunk and the extremities ; even in mild cases the feet ...

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