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Edema

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Edema is an increase in interstitial fluid in any organs and used to be called dropsy or hydropsy. It generally manifests itself in a swelling of the feet and the ankles, but can occur in any organ or tissue in the ...

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