What Is Edema? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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How can edema be beneficial?

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1. What are the types of edema?

2. Which of the following diseases can cause edema?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Edema' refers to any type of swelling, usually occurring as the body's response to inflammation or injury. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics and different types of edema. Some things you'll be assessed on include how edema can be beneficial, the types of edema, and which diseases can cause edema.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Benefits of edema
  • Mild cases of edema
  • Treatments

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding edema
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics, causes, and different types of edema
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about edema and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics and causes of edema, review the accompanying lesson called What Is Edema? - Definition, Causes & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what happens to the capillaries
  • Identify a common form of pitting edema
  • Understand how changes to diet can improve edema