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adenitis

 [ad″ĕ-ni´tis]
inflammation of a gland.
cervical adenitis a condition characterized by enlarged, inflamed, and tender lymph nodes of the neck; seen in certain infectious diseases of children, such as acute infections of the throat. Called also cervical lymphadenitis.
cervical adenitis, tuberculous tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis.

ad·e·ni·tis

(ad'ĕ-nī'tis),
Inflammation of a lymph node or of a gland.
[aden- + G. -itis, inflammation]

adenitis

/ad·e·ni·tis/ (ad″ĕ-ni´tis) inflammation of a gland.
Bartholin adenitis  inflammation of the greater vestibular gland (Bartholin's gland) resulting from acute infection of the gland.
cervical adenitis  a condition characterized by enlarged, inflamed, and tender lymph nodes of the neck; seen in certain infectious diseases of children, such as acute throat infections.
mesenteric adenitis  see under lymphadenitis.
vestibular adenitis  chronic inflammation of the lesser vestibular glands, producing small, extremely painful ulcerations of the vestibular mucosa.

adenitis

(ăd′n-ī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a lymph node or gland.

adenitis

[ad′ənī′tis]
an inflammation of a lymph node. Acute adenitis of the cervical lymph nodes may accompany a sore throat and stiff neck, simulating mumps if severe. It is most often related to an oral, a pharyngeal, or an ear infection. Scarlet fever may cause acute suppurative cervical adenitis. Swelling of the lymph nodes in the back of the neck is often the result of a scalp infection, insect bite, or infestation by head lice. Inflammation of the lymph nodes of the mesenteric portion of the peritoneum often produces pain and other symptoms similar to those of appendicitis, but characteristically mesenteric adenitis is preceded by respiratory infection, the pain is less localized and less constant than in appendicitis, and the pain does not increase in severity. Generalized adenitis is a secondary symptom of syphilis. Therapy requires treatment of the primary infection by the administration of antimicrobial agents, application of warm compresses, and when fluctuation is present, incision and drainage. Also called lymphadenitis. Compare acinitis.

Adenitis

Inflammation of a gland. The term is not commonly used as a “stand-alone”, but rather as part of a larger word or with other root forms, as in lymphadenitis—the formal term for inflammation of a lymph node.

ad·e·ni·tis

(ad'ĕ-nī'tis)
Inflammation of a lymph node or of a gland.
[aden- + G. -itis, inflammation]

adenitis

Inflammation of a LYMPH NODE or any GLAND. The usage, lymphadenitis, reflects the persistence of the effect of the earlier erroneous belief that lymph nodes were glands.

adenitis

inflammation of a lymph node or gland

ad·e·ni·tis

(ad'ĕ-nī'tis)
Inflammation of a lymph node or of a gland.
[aden- + G. -itis, inflammation]

adenitis (ad´ənī´tis),

n an inflammation of glandular tissue, often accompanied by pain.

adenitis

inflammation of a gland.
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Idiopathic salivary adenitis. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003

granulomatous cervical adenitis
granulomatous inflammation of the lymph nodes of the neck in pigs; asymptomatic and found only at slaughter; caused by Rhodococcus equi or atypical mycobacteria, rarely by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. avium, M. bovis.
granulomatous sebaceous adenitis
see sebaceous adenitis.
lacrimal gland adenitis