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Descriptor English:   Brain Edema 
Descriptor Spanish:   Edema Encefálico 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Edema Encefálico 
Synonyms English:   Cerebral Edema, Cytotoxic
Cerebral Edema, Vasogenic
Cytotoxic Cerebral Edema
Vasogenic Brain Edema
Brain Edema, Cytotoxic
Brain Edema, Vasogenic
Brain Swellings
Cerebral Edemas, Vasogenic
Edema, Brain
Edema, Cerebral
Edema, Cytotoxic Brain
Edema, Cytotoxic Cerebral
Edema, Intracranial
Edema, Vasogenic Brain
Edema, Vasogenic Cerebral
Swelling, Brain
Cerebral Edema
Brain Swelling
Cytotoxic Brain Edema
Intracranial Edema
Vasogenic Cerebral Edema  
Tree Number:   C10.228.140.187
Definition English:   Increased intracellular or extracellular fluid in brain tissue. Cytotoxic brain edema (swelling due to increased intracellular fluid) is indicative of a disturbance in cell metabolism, and is commonly associated with hypoxic or ischemic injuries (see HYPOXIA, BRAIN). An increase in extracellular fluid may be caused by increased brain capillary permeability (vasogenic edema), an osmotic gradient, local blockages in interstitial fluid pathways, or by obstruction of CSF flow (e.g., obstructive HYDROCEPHALUS). (From Childs Nerv Syst 1992 Sep; 8(6):301-6) 
See Related English:   Intracranial Hypertension
 
History Note English:   1965(1964) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   1955 
Unique Identifier:   D001929 

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