from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located or occurring posterior to the nose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, pertaining to, or located near the posterior of the nasal cavity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Posterior, with reference to the nose, nostrils, or nasal passages: as, the postnasal spine of the palate-bone.


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  • Now that I think of it, I can't come up with anything postnasal drip combines well with.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • Also it turns out that postnasal drip combines poorly with vertigo-induced nausea.

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  • In other news, I may be picking up Elayna's cold (woke up with very sore throat and stuffiness; now having postnasal ick); I hope to feel better and determine that I'm not sick (please, please) in time to go up to Kyth's.

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  • Better to admit what I was doing than let him think I had postnasal drip.

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  • Not only was she tired though she was sleeping ten hours a night but she also had allergies, postnasal drip, sinus congestion, fluid in her ears, and snored.

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  • All her other symptoms—sinus problems, postnasal drip, and premenstrual syndrome—were gone as well.

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  • He had psoriasis, reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic postnasal drip.

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  • Most coughs actually stem from postnasal drip associated with the common cold.

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  • Another problem: Doctors simply don't think to ask older patients about allergies or postnasal drip, which could be chaining people to their homes and their tissues.

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  • Secondhand smoke can aggravate sinusitis, rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic respiratory problems such as cough and postnasal drip.

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  • Oooh, a triad! Thanks, skipvia.

    December 21, 2007

  • Drip, drip, drip...

    December 21, 2007