postural edema

postural edema

[‚päs·chə·rəl ə′dē·mə]
(medicine)
A condition resulting from an increased hydrostatic pressure in the capillaries caused by fluid collection in the subcutaneous tissues of the feet and ankles that occurs when an individual has been standing motionless for a long period of time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.