passive congestion n.
Congestion in a part of the body caused by the obstruction or slowing of drainage of venous blood.
More important, because productive of less tractable lesions, is passive congestion of the digestive organs.
It is said to be sometimes the result of passive congestion in chronic pulmonary and cardiac diseases.
passive congestion is caused by interference with the return of the current of blood from a part.
Along with this serous effusion, and antedating it, passive congestion of the cerebral veins and sinuses is also present.
The occasional occurrence of gastric hemorrhage during pregnancy has also been attributed to passive congestion of the stomach.
Derangement of the urinary secretion, with passive congestion of the kidneys, may also appear.
passive congestion of the kidneys occurs in heart-diseases and lung-diseases, where the return of venous blood is interfered with.
In “relaxed throats” there is a chronic catarrhal state of the lining membrane, with some passive congestion.
This organ is commonly found in a state of passive congestion, while the color of its tissues is slightly darkened.