papilledema

noun
pap·​il·​le·​de·​ma
variants: or chiefly British papilloedema \ ˌpap-​əl-​ə-​ˈdē-​mə How to pronounce papilledema (audio) \

Medical Definition of papilledema

: swelling and protrusion of the blind spot of the eye caused by edema

called also choked disk

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“Papilledema.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/papilledema. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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