Rhinology

Rhinology is the study of the nose, including the sinuses.Rhinology concerns itself with medical and surgical diseases of the nasal passages as well as paranasal sinuses. It is becoming more important after the introduction of nasal endoscopes.A rhinologist is a specialist otolaryngologist who specifically treats the nose.

Rhinology World 2009 [http://www.rhinologyworld.com link title] will be the world's largest meeting of rhinologists (physicians and surgeons who take care of the nose, sinus and adjacent structures). This meeting will take place in Philadelphia, PA between April 15-19th 2009. Four societies (International Rhinologic Society (IRS), International Symposium on Infection and Allergy of the Nose (ISIAN), American Rhinological Society (ARS) and the American Academy of Otologic Allergy (AAOA)) will combine in a coordinated fashion to present not only the cutting edge of basic and clinical sciences in Rhinology, but also instruction courses, demonstration, dissertation, and opportunity for hands on surgical training.

History

Rhinology was practised as early as about the year 4000 B.C., for we find an inscription on the tomb of Seklet-n-ankl, an old Egyptian physician, that "he healed the King's nostrils." [cite journal | author = Wylie, A, | title = Rhinology and laryngology in literature and Folk-Lore | journal = The Journal of Laryngology & Otology | volume = 42 | issue = 2 | pages = 81-87 | year = 1927]

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  • Rhinology — Rhi*nol o*gy, n. [Rhino + logy.] The science which treats of the nose, and its diseases. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhinology — [rī näl′ə jē] n. [ RHINO + LOGY] the branch of medicine dealing with the nose and its diseases rhinologist n …   English World dictionary

  • rhinology — rhinologic /ruyn l oj ik/, rhinological, adj. rhinologist, n. /ruy nol euh jee/, n. the science dealing with the nose and its diseases. [1830 40; RHINO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • rhinology — noun The scientific study of the nose See Also: rhinologic, rhinological, rhinologist …   Wiktionary

  • rhinology — The branch of medical science concerned with the nose and paranasal sinuses and their diseases. [rhino + G. logos, study] * * * rhi·nol·o·gy jē n, pl gies a branch of medicine that deals with the nose and its diseases * * …   Medical dictionary

  • rhinology — study of the nose Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • rhinology — n. study of the nose and diseases of the nose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rhinology — rhi·nol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • rhinology — n. the branch of medicine concerned with disorders of the nose and nasal passages …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • rhinology — rhi•nol•o•gy [[t]raɪˈnɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. anat. the branch of medicine dealing with the nose and its diseases • Etymology: 1830–40 rhi•nol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

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