Definitions for catarrhkəˈtɑr
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inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat.
Origin: Borrowed from κατάρροος, which is derived from καταρρέω, which is composed of κατά and ῥέω.
an inflammatory affection of any mucous membrane, in which there are congestion, swelling, and an altertion in the quantity and quality of mucus secreted; as, catarrh of the stomach; catarrh of the bladder
Origin: [L. catarrhus, Gr. , , a running down, rheum, fr. ; kata` down + to flow. See Stream.]
Catarrh is a disorder of inflammation of the mucous membranes in one of the airways or cavities of the body. It can result in a thick exudate of mucus and white blood cells caused by the swelling of the mucous membranes in the head in response to an infection. It is a symptom usually associated with the common cold and chesty coughs, but can also be found in patients with infections of the adenoids, middle ear, sinus or tonsils. The phlegm produced by catarrh may either discharge or cause a blockage which may become chronic.
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