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effusion

 [ĕ-fu´zhun]
1. escape of a fluid into a part; exudation or transudation.
2. an exudate or transudate.
chyliform effusion see chylothorax.
chylous effusion see chylothorax.
pericardial effusion the accumulation of an abnormally large amount of pericardial fluid in the pericardium.
Accumulated fluid from a pericardial effusion evacuated by the subxiphoid approach to pericardiocentesis. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.
pleural effusion see pleural effusion.
pseudochylous effusion see chylothorax.

ef·fu·sion

(e-fyū'zhŭn),
1. The escape of fluid from the blood vessels or lymphatics into the tissues or a cavity.
2. A collection of the fluid effused.
[L. effusio, a pouring out]

effusion

(ĭ-fyo͞o′zhən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of effusing.
b. Liquid or other matter poured forth.
2. Medicine
a. The seeping of serous, purulent, or bloody fluid into a body cavity or tissue.
b. The effused fluid.

effusion

Accumulation of fluid in various spaces of the body, or the knee itself, which is a frequent byproduct of injury. See Ascites, Peritoneal effusion, Pleural effusion, Pseudochylous effusion, Subdural effusion.

ef·fu·sion

(e-fyu'zhŭn)
1. The escape of fluid from the blood vessels or lymphatics into the tissues or a cavity.
2. A collection of the fluid effused.
[L. effusio, a pouring out]

effusion

1. Movement of fluid from its usual situation, to form a collection elsewhere.
2. The collection of fluid in an abnormal site, as in a pleural effusion, a pericardial effusion or a joint effusion.

Effusion

The escape of fluid from blood vessels or the lymphatic system and its collection in a cavity, in this case, the middle ear.

ef·fu·sion

(e-fyu'zhŭn)
1. Escape of fluid from blood vessels or lymphatics into tissues or cavity.
2. Collection of effused fluid.
[L. effusio, a pouring out]