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rhinorrhea

 [ri″no-re´ah]
the free discharge of a thin nasal mucus.
cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea discharge of cerebrospinal fluid through the nose, usually due to skull fracture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

rhi·nor·rhe·a

(rī'nō-rē'ă),
A discharge from the nose.
[rhino- + G. rhoia, flow]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

rhinorrhea

(rī′nō-rē′ə)
n.
Discharge from the nasal mucous membrane, especially when excessive, as with an allergy or infection.
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rhinorrhea

Medtalk → Vox populi Runny nose
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rhi·nor·rhe·a

(rī'nōr-ē'ă)
A discharge from the nasal mucous membrane.
Synonym(s): rhinorrhoea.
[rhino- + G. rhoia, flow]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

rhinorrhea

Watery discharge from the nose. This is usually due to RHINITIS, but following a head injury with a fracture of the base of the skull, a persistent drip from the nose may be due to leakage of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID from the brain cavity.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

rhi·nor·rhe·a

(rī'nōr-ē'ă)
Discharge from nose.
Synonym(s): rhinorrhoea.
[rhino- + G. rhoia, flow]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Management of CSF rhinorrhea is a challenging situation for neurosurgeons.
Risk of meningitis with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2007; 116: 902-5.
The most common complaint preoperatively was nasal obstruction (34 patients, 94.4%) followed by rhinorrhea (6 patients, 16.7%) and sneezing (3 patients, 8.3%).
The clinical context of most reported cases of CSF rhinorrhea is that of head trauma, "minor trauma," or previous surgical intervention.
CSF rhinorrhea can be a complication in both sinonasal surgery and skull base surgery [3].
Histamine plays a crucial role in the development of nasal blockage, pruritus, sneezing, and rhinorrhea. ROS could control excitability of connective tissues through redox modulation of membrane generating ROS and vice versa.
Symptoms vary with the location and size of the polyps, but generally include nasal congestion, alteration in smell, and rhinorrhea. The goals of treatment are to restore or improve nasal breathing and olfaction and prevent recurrence.
Based on the available information, investigators determined that the clinic performed RADTs on patients unlikely to have GAS pharyngitis (e.g., no sore throat, or sore throat coincident with cough or rhinorrhea), which is inconsistent with IDSA guidelines.
Key words: Rhinolith, Rhinorrhea, Nasal foreign body
INTRODUCTION: CSF rhinorrhea signifies a communication of the subarachnoid space with the exterior due to an opening in the dura mater and arachnoid mater coupled with an osseous defect.
Respiratory illness was defined by the presence of rhinorrhea and/or cough and/or respiratory distress and/or sore throat, with or without fever.