from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inflammation of the parotid glands, as in mumps.
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- n. Inflammation of one or both parotid glands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Inflammation of the parotid glands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as parotiditis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inflammation of one or both parotid glands
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Mumps is the common name for what is technically called parotitis (or parotiditis).
Temporary paralysis may result from inflammatory conditions such as parotitis, or from blows or pressure over the nerve, for example by the forceps in delivery.
Diseases of the salivary glands are rare in infants and children (with the exception of diseases such as parotitis epidemica and cytomegaly) and the therapeutic regimen differs from that in adults.
The vaccine was likely to be associated with benign thrombocytopenic purpura, parotitis, joint and limb complaints, febrile convulsions within two weeks of vaccination and aseptic meningitis (mumps) (Urabe strain-containing MMR).
A peek down their throats would disclose evidence of parotitis, not to mention pharyngeal polypi as large as boysenberries.
Is this a reference to the septic parotitis not unfrequently seen in low fevers?
The _suppurative_ form may be due either to direct spread of infection from adjacent parts, as, for example, in middle ear disease, suppurative parotitis, or pyogenic affections of the mandible, or it may be part of a general pyæmic infection, as sometimes occurs after exanthematous fevers and in gonorrhœa.
This may be symptomatic of some inflammatory condition in the vicinity, such as a pyogenic affection of the lower jaw -- for example, that associated with a carious root or an unerupted wisdom tooth, or with parotitis or tonsillitis.
_Suppurative parotitis_ may be due to direct spread of infection from the mouth along the parotid duct, or to extension of suppurative processes from the temporo-mandibular joint, the jaw, or a lymph gland.
The _post-operative_ form of parotitis is most frequently met with after laparotomy for such conditions as suppurative appendicitis, perforated gastric ulcer, ovarian cyst, and pyosalpinx.
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