passive congestion


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pas·sive con·ges·tion

congestion caused by obstruction or slowing of the venous drainage, resulting in partial stagnation of blood in the capillaries and venules.
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pas·sive con·ges·tion

(pas'iv kŏn-jes'chŭn)
Congestion caused by obstruction or slowing of the venous drainage, resulting in partial stagnation of blood in the capillaries and venules.
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passive congestion

Hyperemia of an organ resulting from interference with blood flow from capillaries into venules, e.g., in congestive heart failure.
See also: congestion
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