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tumescence

 [too-mes´ens]
2. the condition of being swollen.

tu·mes·cence

(tū-mes'ents),
The condition of being or becoming tumid.
Synonym(s): tumefaction (2) , turgescence
[L. tumesco, to begin to swell]

tumescence

/tu·mes·cence/ (too-mes´ens) swelling.

tumescence

(to͞o-mĕs′əns, tyo͞o-)
n.
1.
a. A swelling or enlarging.
b. A swollen condition.
2. A swollen part or organ.

tumescence

[t(y)o̅o̅mes′əns]
Etymology: L, tumescere, to begin to swell
a state of swelling or edema.

tu·mes·cence

(tū-mes'ĕns)
The condition of being or becoming tumid.
Synonym(s): tumefaction (2) , turgescence.
[L. tumesco, to begin to swell]

tumescence

1. A swelling or enlarging of a part.
2. A swollen condition.
3. A penile erection.

tumescence (tōōˑ·mes·ns),

n condition of being swollen or edematous.

tumescence

1. the condition of being swollen.
2. a swelling.

Patient discussion about tumescence

Q. How can we avoid swelling in the legs?

A. it really depends what the cause is- there are 219 different causes, not all of them have the same treatment..you will have to be more specific.
here is a site that helps me a lot, maybe you'll find it useful :)
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/leg_swelling.htm

Q. What Causes ankle Swelling? My son woke up this morning with a red, swollen ankle. What could cause this situation?

A. A swollen and red ankle suggest either a traumatic injury to the joint or an infection in the joint, adjacent tissues or bones. This is an emergency and it is important to consult a doctor as soon as possible, especially if the joint loses its ability to perform movements in all directions.

Q. can flights cause swelling of the legs? is it normal? is it dangerous? i took a flight from London to N.Y.C a week ago and my ankles looked like two red blimps afterwards and it was painful walking on them later.

A. i think that you got acquainted with my old friend-"Economy class syndrome".. i got it while flying to Australia. this is not normal- this is what happens when a clot of blood forms in your veins (usually legs) and stops blood flow back to the heart. if you already have problems with blood coagulation - your Dr. should have told you to be careful while flying. if not- you got an early call and should check it out. CNN did a story on that, i found you a link:
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/ecsyndrome/index.html

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We don't quite know the tumescence of Yang Guang yet.
He loves the erotic force of language at its first tumescence and engorgement and yet knows it does not last.
Head: Brown, with vertex clearly raised above the eyes into abrupt, conical tumescence, this tumescence bearing a few scattered short, stout setae when viewed laterally (Fig.
Flanking the main entrance are two man-sized sculptures of a sausage and a turkey leg respectively, both of which jut out of the wall at the angle of full tumescence and lout ominously over the crowd.
Rider, a giant worker, named for sexual athleticism (as in "easy rider," African American slang, or "Ride me down, Harry," Faulkner's knowing deployment of that slang [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem]), confronting a log "no man should lift," lifts it, and in doing so effectively performs tumescence in a timber yard.
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I hate when that happens, but the hypocrisy with which pop culture deals with sexuality seems to be reaching new levels of tumescence.
For although vitally stimulating almost all the senses, after a comprehensive perambulation the only body parts possibly heading towards tumescence are your feet.
I wasn't clear on Katharina Wagner's intentions in her staging of Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, either, especially when masked icons of German art, including her great-grandfather, were prancing around the stage in full masturbatory tumescence.
These researchers further attribute "physiologic differences in corporal veno-occlusion in man and woman" to the "different functional roles between the penile and clitoral corpora cavernosa: rigidity and creation of a cylindrical insertion tool in men versus tumescence, support and glans extrusion in women" (Park, Goldstein et al.