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acute rhinitis

 

Definition: an acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, marked by sneezing, lacrimation, and a profuse secretion of watery mucus; usually associated with infection by one of the common cold viruses of acute allergic rhinitis.

Synonym(s): coryza, head cold, upper respiratory infection

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