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What is Oedema?

  Oedema is the first and most easily observed reaction of tissues to injury. In between cells in healthy tissues there is iterstitial fluid. This fluid is very similar to blood plasma, containing water molecules, nutrients, electrolytes and cellular waste. Proteins generally are unable to pass through the capillary walls, however some small amounts do get trapped. The lymphatic system supports the venous system by transporting the cellular waste products and accumulated proteins back to

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