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Edema is an accumulation of an excessive amount of fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities. [1] Clinical manifestations may consist of a steady weight gain or localized or generalized swelling.[2][3]


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  3. Mosby's Dental Dictionary, 2nd ed. (2008). Edema. Elsevier, Inc.. Retrieved on 2008-10-01.