rabbit nose


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A descriptive term for nose twitching and wrinkling by children with allergic rhinitis, which relieves pruritus or increases air passage; the characteristic upward rubbing of the nose—‘allergic salute’—may result in a groove formation at the tip of the nose
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rabbit nose

A descriptor for nose twitching and wrinkling by children with allergic rhinitis, which relieves pruritus or ↑ air passage; the characteristic upward rubbing of the nose–'allergic salute' may result in a groove formation at the tip of the nose
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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