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catarrh


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catarrh  \Ca*tarrh"\,  n.  [L.  catarrhus,  Gr  ?,  ?,  a  running  down 
  rheum,  fr  ?;  kata`  down  +  ?  to  flow.  See  {Stream}.]  (Med.) 
  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. 
 
  Note:  In  America,  the  term  catarrh  is  applied  especially  to  a 
  chronic  inflammation  of  and  hypersecretion  fron,  the 
  membranes  of  the  nose  or  air  passages;  in  England,  to 
  an  acute  influenza,  resulting  a  cold,  and  attended  with 
  cough,  thirst,  lassitude,  and  watery  eyes;  also  to  the 
  cold  itself 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catarrh 
  n  :  inflammation  of  the  nose  and  throat  with  increased 
  production  of  mucus 




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