passive congestion

noun

Medical Definition of passive congestion

: congestion caused by obstruction to the return flow of venous blood

called also passive hyperemia

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“Passive congestion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/passive%20congestion. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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