Glossary for Tonsillitis

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 Analgesic - (an-al-ge-sic)
A medicine used to relieve pain; capable of relieving pain Chronic - (chron-ic )
Being long-lasting and recurrent in nature; characterized by long standing suffering Halitosis - (hal-i-to-sis)
Offensive breath 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. Inflammation - (in-flam-ma-tion )
A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat Tonsil - (ton-sil)
Small masses of lymphoid tissue on either side of the throat, situated towards the posterior side of the throat Tonsillolith - (ton-sil-o-lith)
A small calcified piece or stone in the tonsils; caused due to chronic infection of the tonsils Trigger - (trig-ger )
Any of the things that set into motion some course of events (such as a disease process, etc.)