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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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However, ticks (Ixodes) that fed on animals immunized with SGA+IFA or SGA+CFA expressed significant reductions in engorgement weight (Aucouturier et al.
The management is conservative, with frequent breastfeeding or milk emptying from the affected breast(s), in an effort to clear blocked ducts and engorgement.
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).
To ensure that any clusters discovered by this method were not explained by collinear space--time clustering of other variables, we investigated tick instar, stage of engorgement, host species (cat, dog, human, or other), and year of collection as explanatory variables and infection status of submitted I.
Breast-feed frequently and relieve engorgement promptly.
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.
Ignoring SRHR in disasters violates human rights: Lack of access of adolescent girls and women to services and counselling for sudden stoppage of menstruation, miscarriages, premature delivery, post-partum haemorrhage or breast engorgement (when infants who are being breast-fed die) in the aftermath of disasters is a violation of their right to non-discrimination in health under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), as these are sex-specific health needs affecting only females.
On a more gentle note, weaning this one (at age 2 1/2) taught me something that I would like to share with all breastfeeding moms: You don't need to bind yourself in bandages or suffer painful engorgement.
In the early days after they give birth, mothers may experience engorgement or swollen breasts, a temporary condition that makes breast feeding difficult or uncomfortable.