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pertaining to the nose.
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Relating to the nose.
Synonym(s): rhinal
[L. nasus, nose]
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1. Of, in, or relating to the nose.
2. Linguistics Articulated by lowering the soft palate so that air resonates in the nasal cavities and passes out the nose, as in the pronunciation of the consonants (m), (n), and (ng) or the nasalized vowel of French bon.
3. Characterized by or resembling a resonant sound produced through the nose: a nasal whine.
1. Linguistics A nasal consonant.
2. A nasal part or bone, forming part of the bridge of the nose.
3. The nosepiece of a helmet.

na·sal′i·ty (nā-zăl′ĭ-tē) n.
na′sal·ly adv.
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Relating to the nose.
Synonym(s): rhinal.
[L. nasus, nose]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Pertaining to the nose.
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Patient discussion about nasal

Q. Regarding Seasonal Nasal allergy. My father is suffering from seasonal nasal allergies. He took a 24-hour loratadine pill, 5 hours ago. His nose is still running just like it was. Can I take a benedryl, or is it dangerous to mix loratadine and benedryl? What else can I do to stop my nose?

A. except well known drug interactions- most Dr. check it out with a computer program they have. you need to ask a Dr. or a pharmacist about it. but i can tell you that if you wait 4 times the T1/2 - that is enough to consider the drug out of the system.

Q. When seasons change , a lot of people suffer of runny nose and other common allergy symptoms , why is it always like that when seasons change ?

A. Seasonal changes tend to cause a lot of allergic reactions, and that is a known fact with no known mechanism. It is thought that perhaps the more atopic (bound to have allergies) people are, and with an atopic family histroy, they will develope more allergies during seasonal changes. One theory is that the environmental allergens, such as flower seeds or particles, tend to be in a higher shift and so they are more "in the air". Others believe it has to do with viral infections.

Q. When you get sick (runny nose, cold, cough) do you still workout?

A. Hmm, depending on how sick I am, I will usually just workout anyway. I feel it mentally helps me.

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At least 21 inmates out of the 100 officially on strike are being force-fed through nasal tubes.
Jurors heard she crushed up pills and fed them through her daughter's nasal tube, handed her morphine and injected three syringes of air into her vein after she made a failed suicide bid.
She can only say a few words at present and communicates by putting her thumbs up or down and has been fed through a nasal tube.
Wandless said it was common practice for Gingell to dose his horses with sodium bicarbonate a couple of hours before they ran, either with a syringe or through a nasal tube.
The Sniff Magnitude Test, developed by two scientists at the University of Cincinnati, consists of a nasal tube attached to a plastic container about the size and shape of a coffee thermos.
A well lubricated nasal tube is introduced into the nose in a plane that is roughly perpendicular to the face and gently advanced along the floor of the nose into the pharynx avoiding excessive force.
Two operations followed and for five months Tom, who lives with wife Joyce in Houghton-le-Spring, had to be fed through a nasal tube.
Anna, a supermarket cashier from Worcester, is now being trained to feed him through a nasal tube at home.
Jeremy Martin, spokesman for the Joint Task Force Guantanamo, said there are currently nine hunger strikers, five of whom are being fed through a nasal tube and "all are clinically stable." In late December, the military reported that 32 long-term strikers were being force-fed.
Lisa, who lives with husband Chris, 36, a supermarket manager, and their daughter Laura, five, in Brixham, Devon, said: "When I breast-fed him, the milk wouldn't stay down so doctors put him on a nasal tube to feed him."
Intubation was complicated by laryngospasm and was initially achieved via an awake fiberoptic technique with a nasal tube. However, high ventilatory pressures led us to suspect tube malposition, so the nasal tube was replaced with an oral tube by using a stylet.
The triple-lumen Moss[TM] Mark IV Nasal Tube provides 12 to 14 times more effective decompression while simultaneously feeding enterally.