- (pathology) Swelling, edema, often from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD.
- 1911 The disease under which Addison laboured appears to have been asthma. It became more violent after his retirement from office, and was now accompanied by . " "Joseph Addison", S:1911 Encyclopí¦dia Britannica/Addison, Joseph, Encyclopí¦dia Britannica.
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