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plug

 [plug]
an obstructing mass.
epithelial plug mass of ectodermal cells that temporarily closes the external naris of the fetus.
mucous plug
1. a plug formed by secretions of mucous glands of the cervix uteri and closing the cervical canal during pregnancy.
2. abnormally thick mucus occluding the bronchi and bronchioles, as in asthma or bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

plug

(plŭg),
Any mass filling a hole or closing an orifice.

plug

(plŭg)
Any mass filling a hole or closing an orifice.

plug

(plŭg)
Any mass filling a hole or closing an orifice.

Patient discussion about plug

Q. Can a pet allergy cause your nose to plug, give you a sore throat and a bad cough? I recently adopted a puppy. I felt fine for about a week an a half, but 2 days ago I began to sneeze a lot. My nose plugged and I had to blow almost constantly. I also came down with a sore throat and a bad cough. Is this a result of a pet allergy or did I just come down with a cold? I've been around dogs all my life and I don't ever recall reacting like this before.

A. It can happen. Go to the doctor, if you want to know for sure. See a veterinarian for tips on making your dog more hypoallergenic. There are ways to take care of a dog and not have so many allergy issues. :D Good luck.

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