Catarrh



Pathology. inflammation of a mucous membrane, especially of the respiratory tract, accompanied by excessive secretions.
Historical Examples

The menus for colds, catarrh, hay fever, and asthma may be used for influenza.
Encyclopedia of Diet, Vol. 4 (of 5) Eugene Christian

One said to the other “By the way how is that catarrh of yours?”
Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884. Various

To this abstinence Mrs. Rathbun attributes the curing of catarrh, from which she had suffered previously.
The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure Edward Hooker Dewey

Consumption, pneumonia, catarrh, deafness are some of their names.
Girls and Women Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}

In a German work on pharmacy I find that it is recommended in catarrh of the stomach and for “Katzenjammer.”
Birds and all Nature, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1899 Various

She is suffering from a slight attack of catarrh of the stomach.
The Memoirs of Victor Hugo Victor Hugo

catarrh by contiguity of tissue is the most frequent factor.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

His face is red, and his voice rough, by the same process of drink and catarrh.
Coaches and Coaching Leigh Hunt

A sure preventive and cure for roup, colds, canker, catarrh and similar diseases.
Pratt’s Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry Pratt Food Co.

A neglected cold, cough, or catarrh may soon develop this fatality.
The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre

noun
inflammation of a mucous membrane with increased production of mucus, esp affecting the nose and throat in the common cold
the mucus so formed
n.

late 14c., from Medieval Latin catarrus, from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrhous “a catarrh, a head cold,” literally “a flowing down,” earlier kata rrhoos, ultimately from kata- “down” (see cata-) + rhein “to flow” (see rheum). Related: Catarrhalcatarrhous.

catarrh ca·tarrh (kə-tär’)
n.
Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.
ca·tarrh’al adj.

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