Pastiness


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pastiness

 

the initial stage of edema of the subcutaneous tissue, when the normally visible contours of bones and muscles are smoothed over, but when pressing the skin with a finger leaves no indentation.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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