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Allergic Rhinitis - symptoms and treatment

What is Allergic Rhinitis and Definition A HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTION to inhaled allergens. Allergic rhinitis, also called seasonal rhinitis or hay FEVER, affects the mucous membranes inside the NOSE (nasal mucosa). Allergic rhinitis affects about 40 million adults in the United States, making it one of the most

Passive immunity

What is Passive Immunity and Definition Passive immunity - IMMUNITY (protection from INFECTION) that occurs without activation of the IMMUNE RESPONSE. A newborn has passive immunity from the antibodies in his or her mother’s BLOOD at the time of birth and continues to receive limited ANTIBODY protection for the

Vagina of women - hymen and vaginal mucosa

What is a Vagina of Women The muscular passageway between the CERVIX and the VULVA (outside of the body). The vagina serves as the portal through which the menstrual flow leaves the body with MENSTRUATION, the erect PENIS enters during SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, and the FETUS passes during CHILDBIRTH. The outer structures

Spasm - muscle contraction - definition

Spasm - muscle contraction - definition

Spasm is a sudden, involuntary, and extended MUSCLE contraction. Muscle spasms generally last no longer than a few seconds and are quite painful. Spasms may involve skeletal or involuntary muscle. Muscle spasms of the pulmonary system may manifest as ASTHMA or bronchiospasms that, when severe, may interfere with

Familial Mediterranean Fever syndrome - diagnosis

Familial Mediterranean Fever syndrome - diagnosis

Familial Mediterranean Fever - an inherited genetic disorder that results in repeated episodes of arthritis (INFLAMMATION of the joints), PERITONITIS (inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity), pleuritis (inflammation of the membrane that surrounds the LUNGS), and PERICARDITIS (inflammation of the

Asthma - symptoms, treatment and medications

Asthma - symptoms, treatment and medications

Definition of Asthma Asthma is a disease of the airways that results in narrowing of the airways (bronchospasm) and INFLAMMATION in response to a wide range of inhaled irritants such as pollen, mold, smoke, chemicals, and the airborne debris of pests ranging from cockroaches to microscopic dust mites. This narrowing,

Aging, effects on immune response

At birth the IMMUNE SYSTEM is fairly undeveloped. The infant relies largely on the carryover of maternal immune components for about the first six weeks of its life, while the infant’s body builds its own immune system. By age four months, maternal IMMUNITY wears off and the infant’s immune system is on