Glossary for Sinusitis

Acute - (Acute)
Of abrupt or recent onset, in reference to a disease Adenoids - (ad-e-no-ids)
A collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula Allergy - (al-ler-gy )
Hypersensitivity reaction Caries - (car-ies)
Soft decayed area in a tooth Chemotherapy - (che-mo-ther-a-py )
The use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (especially cancer) Chronic - (chron-ic )
Being long-lasting and recurrent in nature; characterized by long standing suffering Endoscope - (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. Immune system - (im-mune system)
The body system, made up of many organs and cells, which defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances Immunity - (im-mu-ni-ty )
The body system, made up of many organs and cells, which defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances. Immunosuppressant - (im-mu-no-sup-pres-sant)
A drug that lowers the body's normal immune response Infection - (in-fec-shun)
Invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms; these microorganisms multiply within the body and lead to tissue damage thus resulting in disease Inflammation - (in-flam-ma-tion )
A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat Paranasal - (para-nasal)
Adjacent to the nose / nasal cavity Polyp - (pol-ip)
A small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane.
Sinusitis