edema

Edematous

What does edematous mean? Edematous is a term used to describe the accumulation of clear, water-like fluid inside the tissue. It is also called edema. What causes tissue to become edematous? A tissue becomes edematous when a specialized type of fluid called serum leaks out of blood vessels and into the surrounding tissue. Tissue can …
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Edema

Edema is the accumulation of clear, water-like fluid inside the tissue. It develops when a type of fluid called serum leaks out of blood vessels and into the surrounding tissue. Common causes include congestive heart failure, liver disease, kidney disease, blood clots in large veins, and medical conditions associated with decreased protein levels in the …
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