Catarrh of the Respiratory Tract

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Catarrh of the Respiratory Tract

 

an acute inflammatory disease involving the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract (rhinitis, pharyngitis, laryngotracheitis, bronchitis). Respiratory catarrh may be combined with inflammation of the conjunctiva (conjunctivitis) or lungs (pneumonia).

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