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Dependent

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Dependent is a term used to describe a process which appears to be affected by gravity. Thus, oedema which affects the ankles only, but which dissappears if the ankles are raised for a period of time is said to be dependent.

This may also apply to some rashes; classically the rash of Henoch Schonlein purpura.


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