Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Edema: Edema is one of those Latin medical terms that merely parrots back the patient's symptoms. Edema is Latin for swelling. Thus when a doctor says the patient has idiopathic edema (a real diagnosis, check Google), this is just Latin for swelling from unknown causes (LOL)!
Falling ill of some edematous swelling, Heraclitus went to the village doctors to ask for help.
A Book for Today: The Dancing Universe by Marcelo Gleiser

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