Active congestion

active congestion

active congestion n.
Congestion caused by an increased flow of arterial blood to a part of the body.
Historical Examples

In cases of active congestion the warm footbaths should be omitted and cold ones used from the commencement.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

With more probability the so-called vicarious hemorrhages from the stomach are to be assigned to active congestion.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various


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