pinkeye


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pinkeye:

see conjunctivitisconjunctivitis
, inflammation or infection of the mucosal membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, usually acute, caused by a virus or, less often, by a bacillus, an allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical.
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pinkeye

[′pink‚ī]
(medicine)
A contagious, mucopurulent conjunctivitis.
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Apply a warm compress for pinkeye caused by a virus or bacteria.
In addition, they have discovered Moraxella bovoculi, another Moraxella species believed to play a role in bovine pinkeye (Angelos, Spinks et al.
Eduardo Casas, a geneticist in the Genetics and Breeding Research Unit at the time of the study, and former ARS scientist Gary Snowder discovered a quantitative trait locus (QTL), or location, on bovine chromosome 20 that is associated with pinkeye, foot rot, and bovine respiratory disease.
The total number of cases infected with pinkeye reached 3,030 on Thursday, mainly located in three governorates, Daqahliya, Port Said and Damietta, according to the ministry.
The student patients having pinkeye will get a 14-day holiday to help stop the increased infection of the virus," said Mohamed Naguib el-Assar, a Health Ministry official.
We are the first to develop pinkeye from red tides at Malibu, the first to injure ourselves on the tetrapods in Japan, and in turn, the first to stand up and defend our ocean.
Pinkeye An infection of the cornea of the eye caused by bacteria.
Pinkeye is a common problem that causes swelling and itching of the conjunctiva (kon-junk-TIE-vuh), the thin layer of tissue that covers the eyeball and eyelid.
Staffed by nurse practitioners, they serve patients 18 months and older for such common illnesses as strep throat, ear and sinus infections, pinkeye, and poison ivy.
Infectious pinkeye can easily spread from one person to another.
Pinkeye can be caused by bacteria or virus, like the kinds that cause sore throats or the common cold.
These extracts, which are consumed as food in teas and soups, have been used in folk medicine to treat headaches, itching, hemorrhoids and pinkeye.