Catarrhal inflammation



catarrhal inflammation

catarrhal inflammation n.
An inflammatory process that occurs in mucous membranes and is characterized by increased blood flow to the mucosal vessels, edema of the interstitial tissue, enlargement of the secretory epithelial cells, and profuse discharge of mucus and epithelial debris.
Historical Examples

The fever is not a result of the catarrhal inflammation, nor are the nervous symptoms the result of both the others.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

We not infrequently see a catarrhal inflammation of the eyes run through a whole family.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 648, June 2, 1888. Various

The symptoms of hay fever resemble those of catarrhal inflammation, but the resemblance is only superficial.
The Treatment of Hay Fever George Frederick Laidlaw

It is better to throw overboard both the name and the idea of catarrhal inflammation or rhinitis and start afresh.
The Treatment of Hay Fever George Frederick Laidlaw

When the bile flows into the intestine, digestion is resumed and the catarrhal inflammation subsides.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

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