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hereditary angioneurotic edema

hereditary angioneurotic edema in Medicine

hereditary angioneurotic edema n.
A hereditary condition manifested by recurring episodes of edema of the skin, mucous membranes of viscera and associated with either a deficiency of an esterase inhibitor of one of the components of complement or a functionally inactive form of the inhibitor.

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