passive congestion n.
Congestion in a part of the body caused by the obstruction or slowing of drainage of venous blood.
- Passive-dependent personality
[pas-iv-di-pen-duh nt] /ˈpæs ɪv dɪˈpɛn dənt/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a personality disorder characterized by a lack of self-confidence and self-reliance and consequent surrender to and dependence on others to take responsibility for major areas of one’s life.
- Passive euthanasia
noun 1. a form of euthanasia in which medical treatment that will keep a dying patient alive for a time is withdrawn
- Passive hemagglutination
passive hemagglutination n. Passive agglutination in which red blood cells are used to adsorb soluble antigen onto their surfaces; the red blood cells then agglutinate in the presence of antiserum specific for the adsorbed antigen. Also called indirect hemagglutination test.
- Passive hyperemia
passive hyperemia n. Hyperemia resulting from an obstruction in the flow of blood from a body part. Also called venous hyperemia.