Vasomotor rhinitis

Vasomotor rhinitis
Inflammation of the nose (rhinitis) due to abnormal neuronal (nerve) control of the blood vessels in the nose. Vasomotor rhinitis is not allergic rhinitis.

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vasomotor rhinitis n chronic rhinitis that is not attributable to allergy or infection and is thought to be a hypersensitive reaction to various potentially irritating stimuli (as strong odors, air pollution, or sudden temperature changes)

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1. a form of hypertrophic rhinitis with symptoms similar to those of allergic rhinitis; transient changes in vascular tone and permeability are brought on by such stimuli as chilling, fatigue, anger, and anxiety. 2. any type of allergic or nonallergic rhinitis not caused by an infectious agent.

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