allergic rhinitis

Definitions of allergic rhinitis

n rhinitis caused by an allergic reaction

hay fever, pollinosis
a seasonal rhinitis resulting from an allergic reaction to pollen
Type of:
coryza, rhinitis
an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)
hypersensitivity reaction
an inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock

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