postnasal drip
noun Date: circa 1949 flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a chronic accompaniment of an allergic state

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • postnasal drip — n flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usu. as a chronic accompaniment of an allergic state or a viral infection * * * the dripping of discharges from the postnasal region… …   Medical dictionary

  • postnasal drip — [pōst′nā′zəl] n. a discharge of mucus from behind the nose onto the surface of the pharynx, as from a cold or allergy …   English World dictionary

  • postnasal drip — noun chronic secretion of mucus from the rear of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx • Hypernyms: ↑symptom * * * noun : flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • postnasal drip — post′nasal drip′ n. pat a trickling of mucus onto the pharyngeal surface from the posterior portion of the nasal cavity • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • postnasal drip — a trickling of mucus onto the pharyngeal surface from the posterior portion of the nasal cavity, usually caused by a cold or allergy. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • drip — 1. To flow a drop at a time. 2. A flowing in drops. alkaline milk d. a variable mixture of sodium bicarbonate in whole milk dripped into the stomach thro …   Medical dictionary

  • Post-nasal drip — Infobox Disease Name = Post nasal drip Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|784.91 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = ent eMedicineTopic = 338 MeshID = Post nasal drip (PND) occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the sinuses.… …   Wikipedia

  • postnasaldrip — postnasal drip n. The chronic secretion of mucus from the posterior nasal cavities, often caused by a cold or allergy. * * * …   Universalium

  • PNDS — postnasal drip syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • PNDS — • postnasal drip syndrome …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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