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Rhinitis

Rhinitis

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane. Acute rhinitis is a cold in the head characterized by acute catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, sneezing, lacrimation, and a profuse secretion of watery mucus; it is usually associated with infection by one of the common cold viruses.


References
Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. 24th edition. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1982.