redness

Definitions of redness
  1. noun
    a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
    synonyms: inflammation, rubor
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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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    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  2. noun
    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
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    chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
    a color that has hue
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