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result of accumulated fat pads between organs, especially in subcutaneous tissue. It should not be mistaken for cellulite, which is the result of accumulated fluid in subcutaneous connective tissue.
(oedema, Greek οϊδημα = swelling) excessive accumulation of interstitial fluid by more than 10% of its normal values. The immediate cause of the increased transfer of water and electrolytes from the plasma into the intercellular space and their reduced return to the blood flow.