"Brain Edema" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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)
- Brain Edema
- Edema, Brain
- Intracranial Edema
- Edema, Intracranial
- Brain Swelling
- Brain Swellings
- Swelling, Brain
Vasogenic Cerebral Edema
- Vasogenic Cerebral Edema
- Cerebral Edemas, Vasogenic
- Edema, Vasogenic Cerebral
- Cerebral Edema, Vasogenic
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