American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of a mucous membrane, especially of the air-passages of the head and throat, with an exudation on its free surface containing mucin and epithelial cells, but not involving a destruction of the epithelial layer or the formation of patches of false membrane, as occurs in diphtheritic inflammation: as, gastric catarrh; vaginal catarrh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
- Borrowed from Ancient Greek κατάρροος, which is derived from καταρρέω (katarréō, "I flow down"), which is composed of κατά (katá, "down") and ῥέω (rhéō, "I flow"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English catarre, from Old French catarrhe, from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrous, from katarrein, to flow down : kata-, cata- + rhein, to flow; see sreu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Simply the fear of "cold" -- an unfortunate name for that low form of fever properly called catarrh, and a name which is largely responsible for this mistaken idea.”
“My health seems in general to improve; but I have been troubled for many weeks with a vexatious catarrh, which is sometimes sufficiently distressful.”
“Chronic inflammation of the bladder, sometimes called catarrh of the bladder, an affection that is elsewhere herein fully treated of, and chronic inflammation of the kidneys, and true Bright's disease, as well as prostatic disease, are all liable to result from strictures of the urethra.”
“[Illustration: E.M. Baily, Esq.] _Gentlemen_ -- I write this to let you know that I am well of that disease called catarrh of the head.”
“In the same manner, there is a catarrh, which is liable to afflict persons who have often been subject to an inflammatory cold, particularly persons advanced in years; and this depends on a state of indirect debility of the parts, the excitability of which has been exhausted by frequent and violent inflammatory affections.”
“This situation sometimes continues many months, or even years, and so much matter is evacuated after making water, or at the same time, by the action of the muscles in the vicinity of the sinuses, that it has been mistaken for an increased secretion from the bladder, and has been erroneously termed a catarrh of the bladder.”
“When it is stopped by any reason, such as catarrh or disease, the skin fails in its work, and the noxious matters, instead of being expelled from the body, are thrown back into the system.”
“.. n V 1 and sale of or corporation to manuiacture any so-called catarrh pow - cocaine, etc., prohibited.”
“a desquamation of epithelia -- the latter usually slight in character -- which constitutes what is known as a catarrh; while with a fibrinous or albuminous exudation there is usually more or less destruction of the tissue itself, when, for example, we have "croup" or”
“Of the more common causes as given above, the adenoids should be removed, and the chronic catarrh which is invariably the cause of the ulcer should be cured.”
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