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engorgement

 [en-gorj´ment]
1. distention of a body part or organ with blood or other fluids.
breast engorgement swelling of the breast due to an increase in blood and lymph supply as a precursor to lactation.

en·gorge·ment

(en-gōrj'ment),
Distention with fluid or other material.
See also: congestion, hyperemia.

engorgement

/en·gorge·ment/ (en-gorj´ment)
1. local congestion; distention with fluids.

engorgement

[engôrj′mənt]
Etymology: Fr, engorger, to fill up
distension or vascular congestion of body tissues, such as the swelling of breast tissue caused by an increased flow of blood and lymph before true lactation.

engorgement

The process of filling with blood, as occurs in the penis during an erection or the clitoris during arousal.

en·gorge·ment

(en-gōrj'mĕnt)
obstetrics Swelling of breasts and local congestion of lymph and blood vessels associated with lactation. Engorgement is relieved by nursing the infant.
[O.Fr. engorgier, to devour greedily]

engorgement

distention.

carbohydrate engorgement
equine wheat engorgement
vascular engorgement
local congestion; distention with fluids; hyperemia.
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To assess intravascular versus extravascular locations of VEEV deposition by mosquitoes, we amputated the distal portions of mouse tails immediately after engorgement, and mice were observed for signs of infection.
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The two physiological events that have garnered the most attention are "vaginal engorgement" and "clitoral erection," and these have been elaborated in the context of the disorders of "vaginal engorgement and clitoral erectile insufficiency syndromes" (Goldstein and Berman, 1998, emphasis added).
It is used during fluoroscopic examination to help visualize esophageal varices because it also causes engorgement of intrathoracic vascular structures.
Data recorded included the instar, stage of engorgement (0 = unfed, 1 = semi-engorged, 2 = fully engorged), and host species (human, dog, or cat).
Generally, a nursing mom with mastitis will feel progressively worse and her breasts increasingly tender - unlike with a plugged duct or simple engorgement, during which she should gradually feel better rather than worse.
One to two probing attempts preceded feeding to engorgement in 'no net', treated and untreated Supanets.
Despite regular intake of his treatment, he had noticed engorgement of his left leg and he was hospitalised for further exploration.
By contrast, if a woman does not breastfeed, she experiences abrupt engorgement, and mammary tissue may become progressively inflamed.
I find that baby or almond oil with a few drops of peppermint essential oil makes a good udder rub for engorgement after kidding or for chapped skin.
Had I been elected I would have been confronted with a system that encouraged engorgement.