redness

DEFINITIONS OF: redness

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n a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

Synonyms:
inflammation, rubor
Types:
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adenitis
inflammation of a gland or lymph node
alveolitis
inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic
alveolitis, dry socket
inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
angiitis
inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct
aortitis
inflammation of the aorta
appendicitis
inflammation of the vermiform appendix
arteritis
inflammation of an artery
balanitis
inflammation of the head of the penis
balanoposthitis
inflammation of both the head of the penis and the foreskin
blepharitis
inflammation of the eyelids characterized by redness and swelling and dried crusts
bursitis
inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder
carditis
inflammation of the heart
catarrh
inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
cellulitis
an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
cervicitis
inflammation of the uterine cervix
cheilitis
inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips
cholangitis
inflammation of the bile ducts
cholecystitis
inflammation of the gall bladder
chorditis
inflammation of the vocal cords
chorditis
inflammation of the spermatic cord
colitis, inflammatory bowel disease
inflammation of the colon
colpitis
inflammation of the vagina
colpocystitis
inflammation of the vagina and bladder
conjunctivitis, pinkeye
inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
corditis
inflammation of the spermatic cord
costochondritis
inflammation at the junction of a rib and its cartilage
dacryocystitis
inflammation of the lacrimal sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose
diverticulitis
inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis
inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
encephalomyelitis
inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
endarteritis
inflammation of the inner lining of an artery
endocervicitis
inflammation of the mucous lining of the uterine cervix
enteritis
inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea
epicondylitis
painful inflammation of the muscles and soft tissues around an epicondyle
epididymitis
painful inflammation of the epididymis
epiglottitis
inflammation of the epiglottis; characterized by fever and a severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing
episcleritis
inflammation of the sclera of the eye
esophagitis, oesophagitis
inflammation of the esophagus; often caused by gastroesophageal reflux
fibrositis
inflammation of white fibrous tissues (especially muscle sheaths)
fibromyositis
local inflammation of muscle and connective tissue
folliculitis
inflammation of a hair follicle
funiculitis
inflammation of a funiculus (especially an inflammation of the spermatic cord)
gastritis
inflammation of the lining of the stomach; nausea and loss of appetite and discomfort after eating
glossitis
inflammation of the tongue
hydrarthrosis
inflammation and swelling of a movable joint because of excess synovial fluid
ileitis
inflammation of the ileum
iridocyclitis
inflammation of the iris and ciliary body of the eye
iridokeratitis
inflammation of the iris and cornea of the eye
iritis
inflammation of the iris
jejunitis
inflammation of the jejunum of the small intestine
jejunoileitis
inflammation of the jejunum and the ileum of the small intestine
keratitis
inflammation of the cornea causing watery painful eyes and blurred vision
keratoconjunctivitis
inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva
keratoiritis
inflammation of the cornea and the iris of the eye
keratoscleritis
inflammation of the cornea and sclera of the eye
founder, laminitis
inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
laryngitis
inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larynx; characterized by hoarseness or loss of voice and coughing
laryngopharyngitis
inflammation of the larynx and pharynx
laryngotracheobronchitis
inflammation of the larynx and trachea and bronchial passageways
lymphadenitis
inflammation of lymph nodes
lymphangitis
inflammation of a lymph vessel
mastitis
inflammation of a breast (or udder)
mastoiditis
inflammation of the mastoid
endometritis, metritis
inflammation of the lining of the uterus (of the endometrium)
myelitis
inflammation of the spinal cord
myositis
inflammation of muscle tissue
myometritis
inflammation of the myometrium
neuritis
inflammation of a nerve accompanied by pain and sometimes loss of function
oophoritis
inflammation of one or both ovaries
orchitis
inflammation of one or both testes; characterized by pain and swelling
osteitis
inflammation of a bone as a consequence of infection or trauma or degeneration
otitis
inflammation of the ear
ovaritis
inflammation of the ovaries
pancreatitis
inflammation of the pancreas; usually marked by abdominal pain
parametritis
inflammation of connective tissue adjacent to the uterus
parotitis
inflammation of one or both parotid glands
peritoneal inflammation, peritonitis
inflammation of the peritoneum
phalangitis
inflammation of a finger or toe
phlebitis
inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)
pneumonitis
inflammation of the lungs; caused by a virus or an allergic reaction
posthitis
inflammation of the foreskin of the penis; usually caused by bacterial infection
proctitis
inflammation of the rectum; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; frequently associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
prostatitis
inflammation of the prostate gland characterized by perineal pain and irregular urination and (if severe) chills and fever
rachitis
inflammation of the vertebral column
radiculitis
inflammation of the radicle of a nerve
retinitis
inflammation of the retina
coryza, rhinitis
an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)
sinusitis
inflammation of one of the paranasal sinuses
salpingitis
inflammation of a Fallopian tube (usually the result of infection spreading from the vagina or uterus) or of a Eustachian tube
scleritis
inflammation of the sclera
sialadenitis
inflammation of the salivary glands
splenitis
inflammation of the spleen
spondylitis
inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness
stomatitis
inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth
synovitis
inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines a synovial joint; results in pain and swelling
tarsitis
inflammation of the eyelid
tendinitis, tendonitis, tenonitis
inflammation of a tendon
thyroiditis
inflammation of the thyroid gland
tonsillitis
inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils)
tracheitis
inflammation of the trachea
tracheobronchitis
common respiratory infection characterized by inflammation of the trachea and the bronchi
tympanitis
inflammation of the inner ear
ulitis
inflammation of the gums
ureteritis
inflammation of the ureter
uveitis
inflammation of the uvea of the eye
uvulitis
inflammation of the uvula
vaginitis
inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)
valvulitis
inflammation of a valve (especially of a cardiac valve as a consequence of rheumatic fever)
vasculitis
inflammation of a blood vessel
vasovesiculitis
inflammation of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles; usually occurring with prostatitis
vesiculitis
inflammation of a seminal vesicle (usually in conjunction with prostatitis)
vulvitis
inflammation of the vulva
vulvovaginitis
inflammation of the vulva and the vagina
shin splints
painful inflammation of the muscles around the shins; frequent among runners
Paget's disease, osteitis deformans
a disease of bone occurring in the middle aged and elderly; excessive bone destruction sometimes leading to bone pain and fractures and skeletal deformities
housemaid's knee
swelling of the bursa in the knee (due to trauma or excessive kneeling)
water on the knee
hydrarthrosis affecting the knee
dermatomyositis
myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals
polymyositis
myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling; progression and severity vary among individuals
inclusion body myositis
myositis characterized by weakness of limb muscles (especially the thighs and wrists and fingers); sometimes involves swallowing muscles; onset after 50 and slowly progressive; seen more often in men than in women
Marie-Strumpell disease, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid spondylitis
a chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spine; sometimes leads to ankylosis
rheumatic aortitis
aortitis occurring in rheumatic fever
periarteritis
inflammation of the outer coat of an artery
polyarteritis
inflammation of several arteries
Takayasu's arteritis, pulseless disease
disorder characterized by the absence of a pulse in both arms and in the carotid arteries
temporal arteritis
inflammation of the temporal arteries; characterized by headaches and difficulty chewing and (sometimes) visual impairment
ophthalmia, ophthalmitis
severe conjunctivitis
farmer's lung, thresher's lung
alveolitis caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in the dust that is inhaled from moldy hay
bagascosis, bagassosis
alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)
Crohn's disease, regional enteritis, regional ileitis
a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss
irritable bowel syndrome, mucous colitis, spastic colon
recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress
ulcerative colitis
a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
endocarditis
inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves
myocardial inflammation, myocarditis
inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular tissue of the heart)
pancarditis
inflammation of the entire heart (the epicardium and the myocardium and the endocardium)
pericarditis
inflammation of the pericardium
acute hemorrhagic encephalitis
encephalitis that resembles apoplexy due to blood extravasation
equine encephalitis, equine encephalomyelitis
encephalitis caused by a virus that is transmitted by a mosquito from an infected horse
acute inclusion body encephalitis, herpes encephalitis, herpes simplex encephalitis
common form of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex 1; usually affects the temporal and frontal lobes
leukoencephalitis
inflammation of the white matter of the brain
cerebromeningitis, encephalomeningitis, meningoencephalitis
inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges
panencephalitis
diffuse inflammation of the entire brain
encephalitis lethargica, epidemic encephalitis, lethargic encephalitis, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness
an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness
West Nile encephalitis
encephalitis caused by the West Nile virus; can be fatal in humans and horses and birds
necrotizing enteritis
enteritis characterized by bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal pain
acute gastritis
gastritis caused by ingesting an irritant (as too much aspirin)
chronic gastritis
persistent gastritis can be a symptom of a gastric ulcer or pernicious anemia or stomach cancer or other disorders
acute glossitis
glossitis resulting from injury or infection and characterized by swelling and pain
chronic glossitis
glossitis with atrophy of tongue tissue; sometimes accompanies pernicious anemia
Moeller's glossitis, glossodynia exfoliativa
a superficial form of glossitis marked by irregular red patches on the tongue and sensitivity to hot or spicy food
labyrinthitis, otitis interna
inflammation of the inner ear; can cause vertigo and vomiting
myositis trichinosa, trichiniasis, trichinosis
infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted
osteomyelitis
an inflammation of bone and bone marrow (usually caused by bacterial infection)
otitis externa
inflammation of the external ear (including auricle and ear canal)
otitis media
inflammation of the middle ear; common in children
multiple neuritis, polyneuritis
inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy)
retrobulbar neuritis
inflammation of the optic nerve behind the eye; common in multiple sclerosis
thrombophlebitis
phlebitis in conjunction with the formation of a blood clot (thrombus)
chorioretinitis
inflammation of the choroid layer behind the retina
pansinusitis
inflammation of all of the paranasal sinuses
vesicular stomatitis
a disease of horses, cattle, swine, and occasionally human beings; caused by the vesiculovirus
lateral epicondylitis, lateral humeral epicondylitis, tennis elbow
painful inflammation of the tendon at the outer border of the elbow resulting from overuse of lower arm muscles (as in twisting of the hand)
tendonous synovitis, tendosynovitis, tenosynovitis
inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath
allergic rhinitis
rhinitis caused by an allergic reaction
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symptom
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

n red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood

Synonyms:
red
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sanguine
a blood-red color
chrome red
a red pigment used in paints; basic lead chromate
Turkey red, alizarine red
a bright orange-red color produced in cotton cloth with alizarine dye
cardinal, carmine
a variable color averaging a vivid red
crimson, deep red, ruby
a deep and vivid red color
dark red
a red color that reflects little light
purplish red, purplish-red
a red with a tinge of purple
cerise, cherry, cherry red
a red the color of ripe cherries
orange red, scarlet, vermilion
a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
burgundy
a dark purplish-red to blackish-red color
claret
a dark purplish-red color
oxblood red
a dark brownish-red color
wine, wine-colored, wine-coloured
a red as dark as red wine
magenta
a primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta
fuschia
a dark purplish-red color
maroon
a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color
Type of:
chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
a color that has hue
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