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angioedema

Pronunciation: an′jē-ō-ĕ-dē′mă

Definition: Recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous or mucosal edema of sudden onset, usually disappearing within 24 hours; frequently, an allergic reaction to foods or drugs.

Synonym(s): angioneurotic edema, giant hives, giant urticaria, periodic edema

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