angioedema definition

  • noun:
    • Swelling associated with the reduced layers of the skin, usually across the lips, or associated with the mucosa or submucosa of lips or neck that may appear quickly in response to an allergen or as a result of other problems
    • recurrent huge circumscribed regions of subcutaneous edema; beginning is sudden plus it vanishes in 24 hours or less; seen primarily in young women, usually as an allergic response to food or drugs

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