1. (adjective) A popular term for painful, such as a sore throat. 2. (noun) A nondescript term for nearly any lesion of the skin or mucous membranes. He has a number of sores in his mouth.
The word sore traces its origin to the Anglo-Saxon term sar which meant distressing, grievous, painful.
- Sore throat
Pain in the throat. Sore throat may be caused by many different causes, including inflammation of the larynx, pharynx, or tonsils. First and foremost in frequency are viruses. Many viruses, and even those that cause mononucleosis (mono) and influenza (the flu), cause a sore throat. Some viruses can also produce painful blisters in the mouth […]
- Sore, canker
A small ulcer crater in the lining of the mouth that is often painful and very sensitive. Also known as an aphthous ulcer. Canker sores are one of the most common problems that occur in the mouth. About 20% of the population (1 in 5 people) have canker sores at any given time. Canker sores […]
- Sore, cold
A small sore situated on the face or in the mouth that causes pain, burning, or itching before bursting and crusting over. The favorite locations are on the lips, chin or cheeks and in the nostrils. Less frequent sites are the gums or roof of the mouth (the palate). Cold sores, also commonly called fever […]
- Sotos syndrome Medical
- South Sudan disease
Disease in South Sudan, one of the poorest areas in the world and home to many maladies including malaria, river blindness, nodding syndrome, guinea worm disease, African sleeping sicknness, visceral leishmaniasis, and Buruli ulcer. Some of these diseases are rare or unheard of outside South Sudan. Malaria has reached alarming levels there. South Sudan has […]