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- (eh-dee'muh) the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the tissue spaces of the body. Edema may be localized, due to venous or lymphatic obstruction or to increased vascular permeability, or it may be systemic (generalized( due to heart failure or kidney disease.
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