pruritus

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pruritus

[pru̇′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Localized or generalized itch due to irritation of sensory nerve endings.
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Psychological assessment of patients with idiopathic pruritus ani.
Anal itching or pruritus ani is usually the result of scratching but irritation from stools and from cleaning after bowel movements keeps the rash going.
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