Medical Definition of Catarrhal inflammation

1. An inflammatory process that is most frequent in the respiratory tract, but may occur in any mucous membrane, and is characterised by hyperaemia of the mucosal vessels, oedema of the interstitial tissue, enlargement of the secretory epithelial cells (which proliferate and form conspicuous globules of mucus), and an irregular layer of viscous, mucinous material on the surface; as exudation progresses, variable numbers of neutrophils migrate into the affected tissue and are included in the exudate, along with fragments of degenerated and necrotic epithelial cells; such an inflammation may frequently become mucopurulent. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Catarrhal Inflammation

cataracta nigra
cataracta ossea
cataractogenesis
cataractogenic
cataractous
cataracts
cataraft
catarafts
catarrh
catarrhal
catarrhal asthma
catarrhal fever
catarrhal gastritis
catarrhal inflammation (current term)
catarrhal jaundice
catarrhal ophthalmia
catarrhally
catarrhine
catarrhines
catarrhinian
catarrhous
catarrhs
catarrhy
catasta
catastalsis
catastaltic
catastas
catastases

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