PAPILLEDEMA By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. an inflammation of the optic disk because of an escalation in intracranial pressure. Commonly referred to as choked disk. PAPILLEDEMA: "Papilledema is present and will need to be observed- if it has not decreased in 24 hours, the surgeon may have to manually go in and drain it." Related Psychology Terms NORMAL-PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS (NPH) OSMOMETRIC THIRST INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE (ICP) PREECLAMPSIA ANORTHOSCOPE BLIND SPOT OPTIC TRACT PHYLOGENY PLEASURE CENTER SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PAPILLEDEMA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/papilledema/ (accessed January 26, 2020).