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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

(plug) an obstructing mass.
closing plug  a fibrinous coagulum of blood that fills the defect in the endometrial epithelium created by implantation of the blastocyst.
Dittrich's plugs  masses of fat globules, fatty acid crystals, and bacteria sometimes seen in the bronchi in bronchitis and bronchiectasis.
epithelial plug 
1. a mass of ectodermal cells that temporarily closes an opening in the fetus, particularly in the external nares.
2. a mass of epithelium clogging or obstructing an opening.
mucous plug 
1. a plug formed by secretions of the mucous glands of the cervix uteri and closing the cervical canal during pregnancy.
2. abnormally thick mucus occluding the bronchi and bronchioles.

plug

Etymology: D, plugge, stopper
a mass of tissue cells, mucus, or other matter that blocks a normal opening or passage of the body, such as a cervical plug.

plug

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

plug

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

plug,

n a peg or a mass filling a hole or closing an opening.

plug

an obstructing mass.

epithelial plug
mass of ectodermal cells that temporarily closes the external naris of the fetus.
mucous plug
a plug formed by secretions of mucous glands, of the cervix uteri and closing the cervical canal during pregnancy.

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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