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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.
Etymology: Borrowed from κατάρροος, which is derived from καταρρέω, which is composed of κατά and ῥέω.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A defluxion of a sharp serum from the glands about the head and throat, generally occasioned by a diminution of insensible perspiration, or cold, wherein what should pass by the skin, ouzes out upon those glands, and occasions irritations. The causes are, whatsoever occasions too great a quantity of serum in the body; whatsoever hinders the discharge by urine, and the pores of the skin. John Quincy
Etymology: ϰαταῤῥέω, defluo.
All fev’rous kinds,
Convulsions, epilepsies, fierce catarrhs. Par. Lost, b. xi.
Neither was the body then subject to die by piecemeal, and languish under coughs, catarrhs, or consumptions. South.
Catarrh is an exudate of inflamed mucous membranes in one of the airways or cavities of the body, usually with reference to the throat and paranasal sinuses. 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, pharyngitis, and chesty coughs, but it can also be found in patients with adenoiditis, otitis media, sinusitis or tonsillitis. The phlegm produced by catarrh may either discharge or cause a blockage that may become chronic. The word "catarrh" was widely used in medicine since before the era of medical science, which explains why it has various senses and in older texts may be synonymous with, or vaguely indistinguishable from, common cold, nasopharyngitis, pharyngitis, rhinitis, or sinusitis. The word is no longer as widely used in American medical practice, mostly because more precise words are available for any particular disease. Indeed, to the extent that it is still used, it is no longer viewed nosologically as a disease entity but instead as a symptom, a sign, or a syndrome of both. The term "catarrh" is found in medical sources from the United Kingdom. The word has also been common in the folk medicine of Appalachia, where medicinal plants have been used to treat the inflammation and drainage associated with the condition.
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
Etymology: [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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kat-är′, n. a discharge of fluid from the inflammation of a mucous membrane, esp. of the nose, caused by cold in the head: the cold itself.—adjs. Catarrh′al, Catarrh′ous. [L. catarrhus—Gr. katarrhous—kata, down, rheēin, to flow.]
The numerical value of catarrh in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of catarrh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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