cloudy swelling

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swelling

 [swel´ing]
1. transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not due to cell proliferation; see also edema. Called also tumefaction, tumescence, and turgescence.
cloudy swelling a term formerly used for an early stage of toxic degeneration of protein constituents of organs in infectious diseases, when the tissues appear swollen and opaque but revert to normal when the cause is removed.

cloud·y swell·ing

swelling of cells due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic transfer; causes an accumulation of intracellular water.

cloudy swelling

A descriptive term for the histopathological features of dilated, flabby myopathic hearts with beri-beri, in which myocytes are pale and swollen, due to hypoxia-induced hydropic degeneration of mitochondria, resulting in uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation, decreased ATPase activity, Na+-K+ pump failure, and intracellular accumulation of K+

cloud·y swell·ing

(klow'dē swel'ing)
Swelling of cells due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic transfer; causes an accumulation of intracellular water.
Synonym(s): hydropic degeneration, parenchymatous degeneration.

cloudy swelling

see cloudy swelling.