Definition of Alveolitis

1. Noun. Inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form.

Exact synonyms: Dry Socket
Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor



2. Noun. Inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic.
Specialized synonyms: Farmer's Lung, Thresher's Lung, Bagascosis, Bagassosis
Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Alveolitis

1. Noun. (medicine) An inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) An inflammation of a dental alveolus (tooth socket). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Alveolitis

1. Inflammation of an alveolus. Synonym: odontobothritis. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alveolitis

alveolarisation
alveolarization
alveolarizations
alveolarly
alveolars
alveolary
alveolate
alveolates
alveole
alveolectomy
alveoles
alveoli
alveoli pulmonis
alveoliform
alveolingual
alveolitis (current term)
alveolo-
alveolo-palatal
alveolobuccal groove
alveolobuccal sulcus
alveolocapillary block
alveolocapillary membrane
alveoloclasia
alveolodental
alveolodental canals
alveolodental ligament
alveolodental membrane

Literary usage of Alveolitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural edited by Melvin L. Myers (1994)
"Incidence of organic dust toxic syndrome and allergic alveolitis in Swedish farmers. Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol 1988; 87:47-54. 51. ..."

2. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"... diffusion of the sub- pleural catarrhal broncho-alveolitis to the central alveoli; (third period) acute confluent catarrhal broncho-alveolitis. ..."

3. Lessons in Pathological Histology by Gustave Roussy, Ivan Bertrand (1922)
"... it also occurs in association with other important conditions such as fibrinous alveolitis, purulent alveolitis, hemorrhagic alveolitis and edema, ..."

4. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report 1999 by Rochelle B. Althouse (2000)
"... to Chemical Fumes and Vapors Pulmonary Tuberculosis NEC - not elsewhere classified ICD-9 (1979-1996) Rubrics Extrinsic allergic alveolitis Farmers' lung ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Systemic sclerosis is frequently complicated by fibrosing alveolitis although clinical and ... Fibrosing alveolitis was confirmed in every case. ..."

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