sympathetic irritation


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sympathetic irritation

Etymology: Gk, sympathein, to feel with; L, irritare, to tease
inflammation of one organ after inflammation of a related organ, such as when trauma to an eye is followed by similar symptoms in the uninjured eye.

sympathetic irritation

The response of an organ to irritation in another organ.
See also: irritation

sympathetic irritation

The irritation of one structure caused by irritation of a related one.