Define anasarca


Define anasarca


Edema refers to swelling of the body due to the body retaining fluid. For example, a person's ankle can start to swell when they stand up for a long time due to gravity causing the blood to pool at the feet and ankles.

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Anasarca refers to widespread swelling or edema throughout the entire body. Anasarca is sometimes referred to as extreme generalized edema. When a...

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