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congestion

Pronunciation: kon-jes'chun

Definition: Presence of an abnormal amount of fluid in the vessels or passages of a part or organ; especially, used of blood due to either increased influx or to an obstruction to outflow.

[L. congestio, a bringing together, a heap, fr. con-gero, pp. -gestus, to bring together]

See Also: hyperemia

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