catarrh definition

  • noun:
    • swelling of mucous membranes, particularly associated with the nostrils and neck.
    • swelling of the mucous membranes associated with nose and throat.
    • An inflammatory love of every mucous membrane, which there are congestion, swelling, and an altertion into the volume and top-notch mucus secreted.
    • swelling of a mucous membrane layer, particularly of the air-passages of mind and neck, with an exudation on its no-cost area containing mucin and epithelial cells, but not involving a destruction of this epithelial layer or the development of patches of untrue membrane, as takes place in diphtheritic infection: because, gastric catarrh; genital catarrh.
    • infection associated with nostrils and throat with an increase of production of mucus

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