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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

en·gorge·ment

(en-gōrj'ment),
Distention with fluid or other material.
See also: congestion, hyperemia.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

engorgement

The process of filling with blood, as occurs in the penis during an erection or the clitoris during arousal.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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Acutely, hyperprolactinemia can cause menstrual abnormalities, decreased libido, breast engorgement, galactorrhea, and sexual dysfunction in women.8 In men, the most common symptoms of hyperprolac-tinemia are loss of interest in sex, erectile dysfunction, infertility, and gynecomas-tia.
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One reason for the disastrous engorgement of presidential powers was that all parties at the Convention tacitly agreed that the first president would be George Washington, whom even the most suspicious Anti-Federalists admired.