postnasal drip

postnasal drip
postnasal drip n flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usu. as a chronic accompaniment of an allergic state or a viral infection

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the dripping of discharges from the postnasal region into the pharynx due to hypersecretion of mucus in the nasal or nasopharyngeal mucosa or to chronic sinusitis.

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  • postnasal drip — noun chronic secretion of mucus from the rear of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx • Hypernyms: ↑symptom * * * noun : flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • postnasal drip — post′nasal drip′ n. pat a trickling of mucus onto the pharyngeal surface from the posterior portion of the nasal cavity • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • postnasal drip — noun Date: circa 1949 flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a chronic accompaniment of an allergic state …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postnasal drip — a trickling of mucus onto the pharyngeal surface from the posterior portion of the nasal cavity, usually caused by a cold or allergy. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Post-nasal drip — Infobox Disease Name = Post nasal drip Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|784.91 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = ent eMedicineTopic = 338 MeshID = Post nasal drip (PND) occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the sinuses.… …   Wikipedia

  • postnasaldrip — postnasal drip n. The chronic secretion of mucus from the posterior nasal cavities, often caused by a cold or allergy. * * * …   Universalium

  • PNDS — postnasal drip syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • PNDS — • postnasal drip syndrome …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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