Definition of Pruritus

1. Noun. An intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.).

Generic synonyms: Itch, Itchiness, Itching
Specialized synonyms: Pruritus Ani, Pruritus Vulvae

Definition of Pruritus

1. n. Itching.

Definition of Pruritus

1. Noun. (medicine) severe itching, especially of undamaged skin; caused by allergy, infection, lymphoma etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pruritus

1. intense itching [n -ES] : PRURITIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pruritus

prunuses
prurience
pruriences
pruriencies
pruriency
prurient
pruriently
pruriginous
prurigo
prurigos
pruritic
prurition
pruritions
pruritis
pruritogenic
pruritus (current term)
pruritus ani
pruritus vulvae
prurituses
prusik
prusiked
prusiking
prusiks
prussianise
prussianised
prussianises
prussianising
prussianization
prussianize
prussianized

Literary usage of Pruritus

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

1. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1920)
"pruritus VULVAE All of the general remarks applicable to pruritus ani and perineal pruritus are equally applicable to pruritus vulvae. ..."

2. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1918)
"pruritus VULVAE All of the general remarks applicable to pruritus ani and perineal pruritus are equally applicable to pruritus vulvae. ..."

3. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"Chloral, with Phenol, gr. x of each to 3j of water or oil, ш the pruritus of the eruptive fevers. Camphor and Chloral, rubbed together, mike a liquid which, ..."

4. Treatise on Diseases of the Skin: For the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1905)
"pruritus is a functional affection of the skin, having as its sole symptom ... pruritus, or itching, as an associated symptom of other cutaneous diseases ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"The patient, a healthy married woman of 41 years, suffered severely from pruritus for three years, for which treatment seemed almost hopeless. ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1833)
"For thi suggestion by Ur. Dewees of the use of a solution of borax in cases of pruritus, the profession must ever be thankful. Certainly few disorders which ..."

7. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"Universal pruritus is divided according to its etiology into symptomatic ... Symptomatic universal pruritus may precede or be associated with urticaria. ..."

8. Special Pathology and Therapeutics of the Diseases of Domestic Animals by Ferenc Hutyra, Josef Marek (1913)
"This definition of itching does not apply to the cutaneous pruritus arising in diseases of the skin connected with anatomical changes (eczema, nettle-rash, ..."

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