This retention of water by the tissues gives rise to the condition known as edema.
There is edema of the ureal tract, apparently from transudation of serum.
Autopsy: Liver slightly congested; a small portion of the intestine showed congestion and edema; other organs normal.
Pneumonia is a frequent complication and edema a terminal event.
There comes a time when all forms of exercise must be prohibited on account of the dyspnea, edema, dizziness, etc.
On the first two occasions, one eye was closed completely by the edema.
In cases of simple chronic glaucoma there is but little evidence of edema of the iris.
It is used in certain cases of nephritis when edema is present.
edema of the lungs is a very grave symptom, but recovery is possible.
The patient had three convulsions and died with edema of lungs about 30 hours after the attack of ventricular fibrillation.
c.1400, from medical Latin, from Greek oidema (genitive oidematos) "a swelling tumor," from oidein "to swell," from oidos "tumor, swelling," from PIE *oid- "to swell;" cf. Latin aemidus "swelling," Armenian aitumn "a swelling," Old Norse eista "testicle," Old English attor "poison" (that which makes the body swell), and the first element in Oedipus.
edema e·de·ma (ĭ-dē'mə)
n. pl. e·de·mas or e·de·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities.