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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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Intercheliceral tumescence pale yellow, large, covered with many dark modified setae.
To desire to "go down on" Rider's tumescence, whether masked in bear or buck, or imperiously to suggest that he offers similar service, is to desire the lost labor for which that complex tumescence stands and to glimpse a consolatory fiction of amity between male bodies, black and white, even as black bodies are seen to depart from their place.
81) As such, distension and tumescence become nearly synonymous.
Testosterone supplementation increases libido and sexual function [19], nocturnal penile tumescence and sleep-related erections in men without HIV-1 [20].
Because the vein is compressed down around the radiofrequency catheter or the laser fiber by the tumescence, better contact against the vein wall is achieved.
34) A corresponding almost-humorous suggestion of tumescence and detumescence--
Erection = Increase in penile tumescence with resulting size and firmness of penis.
Most reviews waxed and waned between giddy glee for these sodomites of the sagebrush and sappy salivation about The Tumescence in the Tent.
Trained observers recorded the frequency and time distribution of three gradations of erections: E1, reddening and distension of glans; E2, tumescence of the base and tip of glans; and E3, intense erection accompanied by cupping of the tip of glans (Eaton et al.
Nocturnal penile tumescence in cigarette smokers with erectile dysfunction.
I hypothesize an effect as of tumescence and detumescence--not in literal terms, but in the audience's experience of the stage.