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cerebral edema

Syllabification: ce·re·bral e·de·ma

Definition of cerebral edema in English:

noun

Medicine
A swelling in the brain caused by the presence of excessive fluid.
Example sentences
  • In contrast, cerebral edema was present in 4 of 10 fatal cases in the Paris series (although in 2, septic shock was a confounder), and in 1 there was herniation.
  • However, some patients may present with cerebral edema before treatment is started.
  • In severe cases, the mistaken treatment of an overhydrated patient with intravenous fluids can be life threatening, resulting in cerebral edema and death.

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