Definition of rhinitis in English:


Line breaks: rhin|itis
Pronunciation: /rʌɪˈnʌɪtɪs
, rɪ-/


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, caused by a virus infection (e.g. the common cold) or by an allergic reaction (e.g. hay fever).
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    • The risk of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis was also significantly higher.
    • Many physicians make a presumptive diagnosis of allergic rhinitis based on the medical history.
    • Allergic rhinitis is most commonly caused by grass pollen, but tree and weed pollens and mould spores can also cause attacks.

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