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.

passive congestion

Etymology: L, passivus + congerere, to heap together
an excessive amount of blood accumulation in an organ as a result of increased venous pressure.

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.

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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