venous insufficiency

n.

Inadequate drainage of venous blood from a part, resulting in edema or dermatosis.

Nearby words

  1. venous angle,
  2. venous blood,
  3. venous capillary,
  4. venous hum,
  5. venous hyperemia,
  6. venous pulse,
  7. venous return,
  8. venous sinus,
  9. venous sinus of sclera,
  10. venous sphygmograph


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