Lower extremity edema

Also Known As: Lower extremity edema, Pedal Edema, Edema of legs, Swollen feet, Swollen legs, Edema of ankles, Swollen ankles, Lower extremity swelling

Oedema (British English) or edema (American English) (play /ɪˈdimə/; from the Greek οἴδημα - oídēma, "swelling"[1]), formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy, is an abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body that produces swelling. Generally, the amount of interstitial fluid is determined by the balance of fluid homeostasis, and increased secretion of fluid into the interstitium or impaired removal of this fluid may cause edema.[citation need

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