Meaning of oedema in English:


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(US edema)
mass noun
  • A condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body.

    Also called dropsy

    ‘Seven children died from illness or injury without oedema, three in the antioxidant supplement group and four in the placebo group.’
    • ‘Muscles waste away; oedema and accumulation of fluid in body cavities follows depletion of plasma proteins.’
    • ‘This is not easy, as too little fluid will cause hypoperfusion whereas too much will lead to oedema that will cause tissue hypoxia.’
    • ‘But of course cough is a common symptom of pulmonary oedema or coexistent bronchitis, so you should also consider these causes.’
    • ‘Increased hypoxia in local tissues, marked oedema of the toes, or development of venous hypertension may be involved.’
    • ‘The disposable canister serves as a collection depot for edema fluid that is suctioned from the wound tissue.’
    • ‘Immediate clinical manifestations of acute lung injury include pneumothorax, pulmonary oedema, and air embolism.’
    • ‘Patients may develop blepharitis and present with ptosis secondary to edema and inflammation.’
    • ‘Fine crackles are heard with pulmonary edema, pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis.’
    • ‘The result is an accumulation of fluid in the tissue - also called oedema.’
    • ‘The pathogenesis may involve edema and inflammation secondary to the impacted stone in the cystic duct.’
    • ‘Diuretics are essential for the symptomatic management of patients with lung congestion or peripheral oedema from fluid overload.’
    • ‘For example, in a healthy person without oedema, the kidneys deal with surplus fluid in the body by disposing of it in the urine.’
    • ‘In compensated heart failure, symptoms are stable, and many overt features of fluid retention and pulmonary oedema are absent.’
    • ‘Mild edema of the medullary cavity was present in most of these cases.’
    • ‘This reverses the gradient, causing a decrease in tissue and organ edema and associated morbidity.’
    • ‘The bandages substitute for the elasticity lost by tissues engorged with edema.’
    • ‘Hyponatremia in the presence of edema indicates increased total body sodium and water.’
    • ‘The risk of moderate vision loss caused by diabetic macular edema was reduced by 50 percent.’
    • ‘Treatment of elephantiasis nostras aims at prevention of recurrent infection and edema.’



/ɪˈdiːmə/ /iːˈdiːmə/


Late Middle English modern Latin, from Greek oidēma, from oidein ‘to swell’.