urticaria


urticaria

urticaria [ur-ti-kair-ee-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Pathology.

  1. a transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterized by pale or reddened irregular, elevated patches and severe itching; hives.

Origin of urticaria 1765–75; New Latin, equivalent to Latin urtīc(a) nettle + -āria, feminine of -ārius -ary Related formsur·ti·car·i·al, adjective Examples from the Web for urticaria Historical Examples of urticaria

  • And a hive (or urticaria or angioneurotic œdema) is not an inflammation.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever

    George Frederick Laidlaw

  • I gave her four powders more, and no appearance of urticaria since.

    New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers

    Various

  • Pruritus is sometimes accompanied by urticaria, and the irritation caused by the friction of the skin may set up an eczema.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

    Various

  • Itching in the face as from urticaria, smooth red spots come out on the face.

    New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers

    Various

  • Besides curing the urticaria the patient’s health is in every way improving.

    New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for urticaria urticaria noun

    1. a skin condition characterized by the formation of itchy red or whitish raised patches, usually caused by an allergyNontechnical names: hives, nettle rash

    Derived Formsurticarial or urticarious, adjectiveWord Origin for urticaria C18: from New Latin, from Latin urtīca nettle Word Origin and History for urticaria n.

    medical Latin, from Latin urtica “nettle,” from urere “to burn.” The native name is nettle-rash.

    urticaria in Medicine urticaria [ûr′tĭ-kâr′ē-ə] n.

    1. A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or a nervous condition.hives nettle rash

    urticaria in Science urticaria [ûr′tĭ-kâr′ē-ə]

    1. See hives.

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