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Glossary: compression garment, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

compression garment

(kum-PREH-shun GAR-ment)

A tight-fitting, elastic garment, such as a sleeve or stocking. Compression garments are used in the treatment of lymphedema (swelling caused by a buildup of lymph fluid in tissue). They are also used to improve blood flow.

2009-07-02