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pertaining to the pharynx.
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(fă-rin'jē-ăl), Avoid the mispronunciation pharynge'al.
Relating to the pharynx.
Synonym(s): pharyngeus
[Mod. L. pharyngeus]
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(fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -jəl, făr′ĭn-jē′əl) also


Of, relating to, located in, or coming from the pharynx.
A speech sound produced in the pharynx.
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adjective Referring to the pharynx or throat
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Relating to the pharynx.
[Mod. L. pharyngeus]
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Relating to pharynx.
[Mod. L. pharyngeus]
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Patient discussion about pharyngeal

Q. I have a sore throat should I take antibiotics? I am a 19 years old collage student. in the past few days I feel a sore throat and I have pain in my left neck. I feel a new "lump" in my neck, it is a soft lump and its very tender to palpation. I also have a low degree fever (something like 37.8 c). How can i know if I need antibiotics?

A. You might need an antibiotic therapy. In general, sore throat that goes along without red eyes and general malaise tends to be with a bacterial origin and require antibiotic therapy. If it happens to many times, you can do a surgery to remove the tonsils as you can see here

Q. Why is it hard to swallow when you have a sore throat? I was sick last week. I had a sore throat pain in my neck and fever. the most annoying symptom that i had was pain during sallowing. what is the source of that pain, and what can I do to ease it next time?

A. When you have an inflammation in your body, the sick area hurts when its palpated. when your neck is inflamed, you have a pain in the neck. when the inside part of the neck is inflamed you have tonsillitis.
When you eat something, it touches your inside of the neck, and if it's inflamed it will be painful.
The good news is that you can treat this pain in the same way you treat other inflammatory pain - hot (NOT boiling) tea.

Q. what are the advantages of drinking tea while suffer from, sore throat, over a common pill??? i that case , what are the advantages of Alternative,"akk" - grandmother medicine , over the developed and more based treatments of the new world ?

A. actually if you drink hot tea with lemon,and a touch of honey.soothes a soar throat,you can also put whiskey init.

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Sample analyzed were heparinized as well as EDTA containing blood (n=162), fine needle aspirates from prescapular lymph gland (PSLG n=160), milk (n=154), pharyngeal swab (PhS n=98), rectal pinch (RP n=97) and faecal sample (n=97).
On January 13, infection with influenza A(H7N9) vims was laboratory confirmed; viral RNA from a pharyngeal swab sample collected before oseltamivir treatment was positive for the following: influenza A vims (cycle threshold [[C.sub.t]] = 26), H7 ([C.sub.t] = 27), N9 ([C.sub.t] = 26), influenza A(HlNl)pdm09 vims HI (Ct = 30), and NI (C, = 30).
Pharyngeal swab specimens were collected from close contacts on each day during medical observation and tested for influenza A(H7N9) virus by real-time PCR.
At that third visit, a pharyngeal swab sample was collected and submitted to the Huzhou Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Control for testing by real-time reverse transcription PCR (rRT-PCR) (12); the sample was found to be positive for influenza A(H7N9) virus.
Of 1,883 MSM recruited at 22 sites in 16 cities, 1,848 agreed to a pharyngeal swab and 1,754 to a rectal swab.
ulcerans infections, nasal and pharyngeal swab samples were collected from the patient's asymptomatic pet cat.
The dynamic virologic monitoring of pharyngeal swab samples from the 3 case-patients showed that real-time RT-PCR results for influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus were negative on day 5, day 7, and day 6, respectively (Table 3).
A pharyngeal swab obtained from below the whitish pseudomembranes grew toxigenic C.
control) 0 38.4 38.2 38.7 37.8 10 (nen control) 0 38.3 38.6 38.8 38.0 Pharyngeal swab (dpi) Dog no.
Rapid testing can be done with nasal or pharyngeal swabs, but specific virus isolation and typing testing will take longer.