Glossary for Sinusitis
Of abrupt or recent onset, in reference to a disease
A collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula
- (al-ler-gy )
Soft decayed area in a tooth
- (che-mo-ther-a-py )
The use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (especially cancer)
- (chron-ic )
Being long-lasting and recurrent in nature; characterized by long standing suffering
- (en-do-scope )
A thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera at one end; used to visualize the interior of a body organ such as stomach, intestine, colon, sinus, etc. It can also be used for procedures such as taking a biopsy, or performing a surgery.
- (im-mune system)
The body system, made up of many organs and cells, which defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances
- (im-mu-ni-ty )
The body system, made up of many organs and cells, which defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances.
A drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
Invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms; these microorganisms multiply within the body and lead to tissue damage thus resulting in disease
- (in-flam-ma-tion )
A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Adjacent to the nose / nasal cavity
A small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane.