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Meaning of HAY FEVER

Pronunciation:  hey'feevur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a seasonal rhinitis resulting from an allergic reaction to pollen
 
 Synonyms: pollinosis
 
 See Also: allergic rhinitis

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: see rhinitis.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Hay fever is characterized by headache, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea (runny nose), sinusitis, sneezing, eye irritation, tearing. It is due to seasonal allergy to plant allergens, usually pollens.
 
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 Related Terms: acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, allergen, allergic disorder, allergy, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, asbestosis, Asiatic flu, asthma, atypical pneumonia, bituminosis, black lung, bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, catarrh, chalicosis, chronic bronchitis, cold, collapsed lung, common cold, coniosis, conjunctivitis, coryza, cosmetic dermatitis, croup, croupous pneumonia, double pneumonia, dry pleurisy, eczema, emphysema, empyema, epidemic pleurodynia, fibrinous pneumonia, flu, grippe, hives, Hong Kong flu, influenza, la grippe, laryngitis, lipoid pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, lung cancer, lung fever, pharyngitis, pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, pollinosis, quinsy, rheum, rose cold, siderosis, silicosis, sore throat, swine flu, the sniffles, the snuffles, tonsilitis, urticaria, virus pneumonia, wet pleurisy, whooping cough
 

 

 

 

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