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Edema is the increase of extracellular fluid (ECF) in any organ. Generally, the amount of ECF is in balance. Increased secretion of fluid into the interstitium or impaired removal of this fluid may be associated with edema. Mechanisms causing increased secretion are inflammation, increased hydrostatic pressure and abnormalities in osmolality; abnormal removal can be found in low oncotic pressure and abnormal pressure on the lymphatic system.


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