Oedema is excess fluid in the soft tissues.

 

Test for oedema

Besides the swollen appearance of the tissues, the oedema can be confirmed by pressing an examining finger into the tissues for a count of ten, and then removing it. In oedema this will leave a dent in the tissues.

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Synonyms: 
edema
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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