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detumescence

 [de″too-mes´ens]
the subsidence of congestion and swelling.
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de·tu·mes·cence

(dē'tū-mes'ents),
Subsidence of a swelling.
[L. de, from, + tumesco, to swell up, fr. tumeo, to swell]
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detumescence

(dē′to͞o-mĕs′əns, -tyo͞o-)
n.
Reduction or lessening of a swelling, especially of a swollen organ or part.

de′tu·mes′cent adj.
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de·tu·mes·cence

(dē'tū-mes'ĕns)
Subsidence of a swelling.
[L. de, from, + tumesco, to swell up, fr. tumeo, to swell]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

detumescence

A return to normal, from a swollen state, of an organ or part, especially the penis.
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