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glossary:angioedema [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||an·gio·ede·ma/ (-e-de´mah) a vascular reaction involving the deep dermis or [[subcutaneous]] or submucosal tissues, representing localized [[:edema]] caused by dilatation and increased permeability of the [[capillaries]], and characterized by the development of giant wheals.|
|+||Rapid swelling (edema) of the [[skin]], mucosa and submucosal tissues. Apart from the common form, mediated by [[allergy]], it has been reported as a side effect of some medications, specifically ACE inhibitors.|
|+||See also: [[anaphylactic reaction]] and [[Anaphylactoid reaction]]|