postnasal


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

post·na·sal

(pōst-nā'săl),
1. Posterior to the nasal cavity.
2. Relating to the posterior portion of the nasal cavity.

postnasal

/post·na·sal/ (-na´z'l) posterior to the nose.

postnasal

(pōst-nā′zəl)
adj.
Located or occurring posterior to the nose.

postnasal

[-nā′zəl]
Etymology: L, post, after, nasus, nose
pertaining to the region posterior to the nasal cavity.

post·na·sal

(pōst-nā'zăl)
1. Posterior to the nasal cavity.
2. Relating to the posterior portion of the nasal cavity.

post·na·sal

(pōst-nā'zăl)
Posterior to the nasal cavity.
References in periodicals archive ?
The genus is established based on rather large postnasal plates, the position of the excurrent nasal openings on the dorsal side of the skull roof, small eyes at the anterolateral corner of the skull, the suborbital plate that is completely fused to the skull roof and the very large nuchal plate.
The listing of ear, nose, and throat conditions, over 500 pages in length, is organized around symptoms and includes hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, facial nerve paralysis, postnasal drip, lack of smell/taste, lump in the neck, voice abnormalities, benign oral lesions and throat discomfort.
In the May issue of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, researchers found that symptoms usually associated with the chronic condition, including nasal obstruction, facial pain, postnasal discharge, headaches, and impaired smell, all substantially improved after endoscopic sinus surgery.
As you suggest, coughs may be triggered by sinus drainage and postnasal drip.
Postnasal drip causes the sore throat, and the cough that often soon begins.
It has few side effects--which may include stinging or burning of the nose, headache, bad taste, runny nose, or postnasal drip--when used as directed and significantly helps some people with allergies.
Christopher relates his own personal account of coping with ENS, offers an informed and informative evaluation of turbinate surgeries with respect to nasal conditions, provides an 'insider' look at the politics surrounding ENS within the medical community, and identifies the best treatments for ENS, many of which are also efficaciously applicable to sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, postnasal drip, GERD, and asthma.
Characteristic symptoms of PAR include year-round nasal congestion and postnasal drainage with less rhinorrhea and sneezing than in seasonal allergic rhinitis.
At Shapiro's clinic, patients complained of itchy eyes, sneezing and postnasal drip.
Postnasal drip is the term given to catarrh coming down the back of the throat from the sinuses and nasal passages.
These include symptoms of sinus problems, nose irritation and postnasal irritation; shortness of breath; wheezing; throat irritation and persistent cough.
Epidemiologic studies indicate the vast majority of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have symptoms characteristic of rhinitis: nasal dryness, congestion, postnasal drip, runny nose.