Edema and Shock

Miftah, Fatimah ; Hameid, Alaa (2020-12-28)

Edema is the medical term for fluid retention in the body. It occurs when there is a build-up of fluid (mainly water) in the body's tissues, causing swelling to occur in the affected area. As well as swelling or puffiness of the skin, edema can cause: skin discolouration . Shock is physiologic state characterized by systemic reduction in tissue perfusion resulting in decreased tissue oxygen delivery .


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