defluxion definition

  • noun:
    • A flowing down; a running down.
    • A discharge or streaming of fluid matter, as from nostrils in catarrh.
    • A discharge or flowing of humors or fluid matter, as from nostrils in catarrh; -- sometimes made use of synonymously with inflammation.
    • In medicine, a flowing, running, or dropping of humors or fluid matter from an upper to a diminished part of the human body; a discharge or streaming away from humors: because, a defluxion from nostrils or head in catarrh: occasionally utilized as synonymous with inflammation, from the increased flow of blood (hyperemia) to an inflamed part.

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