anterior nares


Also found in: Wikipedia.

anterior nares

the ends of the nares, which open anteriorly into the nasal cavity and allow the inhalation and exhalation of air. Each is an oval opening that measures about 1.5 cm anteroposteriorly and about 1 cm in diameter. The anterior nares connect with the nasal fossae. Also called nostrils. Compare posterior nares.
References in periodicals archive ?
The specimens were collected from both of the anterior nares by one cotton swab that was moistened with sterile saline.
8 1 Respiratory system Q30-34 (N=4) Congenital stenosis of anterior nares Q 30.
Sample was collected with sterile cotton swabs by rotating the swabs gently for five times in both anterior nares avoiding posterior nares of the study participants so that the tip was entirely at the nasal osteum.
The nasal cavity compartments extended from anterior nares to posterior nares (choanae).
aureus colonizes the anterior nares and other body sites, but the anterior nares are the most consistent site of colonization.
5) Although this bacterium colonizes more in the anterior nares of HIV-infected patients, some types like MRSA pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) type USA300 with higher priority colonizes in the buttocks, genitals, and perineum.
Approximately one third of the population carries Staphylococcus aureus as normal flora in the anterior nares, which can lead to opportunistic infections.
Samples were obtained using swabs from both the anterior nares and the oropharynx of each individual.
However, several studies have shown individuals may have colonisation exclusively in the throat that would be missed on screening limited to the anterior nares only (25-29).
MRSA colonizes the anterior nares of approximately 1% of the population.

Full browser ?