Definition of Sinusitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of one of the paranasal sinuses.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor
Specialized synonyms: Pansinusitis

Definition of Sinusitis

1. Noun. (pathology) An inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. ¹

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Definition of Sinusitis

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Medical Definition of Sinusitis

1. Inflammation of a sinus. The condition may be purulent or nonpurulent, acute or chronic. Depending on the site of involvement it is known as ethmoid, frontal, maxillary or sphenoid sinusitis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinusitis

sinus tonsillaris
sinus transversus
sinus transversus pericardii
sinus trunci pulmonalis
sinus tympani
sinus venarum cavarum
sinus venosus
sinus venosus sclerae
sinus venosus syndrome
sinus vertebrales longitudinales
sinuses of dura mater
sinusitis (current term)
sinusoidal capillary
sinusoidal function
sinusoidal functions
sinusoidal projection
sinuvertebral nerves

Literary usage of Sinusitis

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

1. Oral Abscesses by Kurt Hermann Thoma (1916)
"Treatment of Acute Maxillary sinusitis from the Oral Cavity. It has already been stated that in a large number of cases maxillary sinusitis is due to ..."

2. Differential Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1912)
"Is the headache due to neuralgia, to frontal sinusitis, or to some other cause? 2. ... sinusitis is made more likely by the direct sequence of the symptoms ..."

3. The Catarrhal and Suppurative Diseases of the Accessory Sinuses of the Nose by Ross Hall Skillern (1913)
"Gastric contents forced into the sinuses through vomiting, and causing sinusitis, must be classed under foreign bodies.28 That such a condition can occur ..."

4. Diseases of the Nose and Throat by J. Price-Brown (1900)
"ACUTE sinusitis. IT is generally conceded, with regard to chronic inflammation ... As Lennox Browne tersely says, "Acute sinusitis is frequent" although the ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1921)
"BRAIN ABSCESS FOLLOWING FRONTAL sinusitis* WO OTT A case of brain abscess following frontal sinusitis, which is one of a series previously reported from the ..."

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