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Definition of the noun alveolitis

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noun - plural: -

  1. inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of alveolitis: dry socket
    • more generic words: inflammation / redness / rubor = a response of body tissues to injury or irritation
  2. inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic

Alternative definition of the noun alveolitis


  1. [medicine] An inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs.
  2. [medicine] An inflammation of a dental alveolus (tooth socket).

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Google previewPathology of Infectious Diseases E-Book (2014)

A Volume in the Series: Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology by Gary W. Procop, Bobbi Pritt

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis is a condition that may develop ...

Google previewTextbook of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Vols 1 and 2 (2011)

by SK Jindal

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis also known as extrinsic allergic alveolitis is an interstitial lung disease caused by immunological response to inhalation of organic substances and certain inorganic ...

Google previewHandbook of Pharmacy Healthcare (2002)

Diseases and Patient Advice by Robin J. Harman, Pamela Mason

Fibrosing alveolitis Definition and aetiology Fibrosing alveolitis is a syndrome characterised by inflammation and fibrosis of the alveoli, and Pulmonary embolism and infarction (see Embolism and venous thrombosis, Section 9.1.1) Pulmonary ...

Google previewJAMA (1912)

The Journal of the American Medical Association

alveolitis is a bone disease, and should be treated as such.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Chronic inflammation of the walls of the alveoli of the lungs is usually caused by inhaled organic dusts (extrinsic allergic alveolitis; see BIRDFANCIER'S LUNG, FARMER'S LUNG) but may occur spontaneously (cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis, ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Alveolitis 27 the adult – in patients with liver cancer, for example.

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis is the condition induced by the lungs becoming allergic (see ALLERGY) to various factors or substances. It includes ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Guides, indexes, directory (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

allergic alveolitis in animal handling 103.7 alveolar ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

alveolitis. (dental) n. Inflammation of the alveolus also known as dry socket, alveolar osteitis, or alveolalgia, caused by premature loss or the destruction of the blood clot formed in the socket following a tooth extraction. The acute condition is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis, allergic photodermatitis and allergic urticaria (hives) can be seen in some cases. It should be emphasized that vegetables, melons, fruits and pollens have some allergens in common or cross-reacting allergens.

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

farmer's lung extrinsic allergic alveolitis, a disease occurring in those in contact with mouldy hay.

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

ALVEOLITIS 43 AMAUROSIS alveolitis (al-re~o-li'-tis) [alveolus; mi, inflammation] . Inflammation of the alveolus of a tooth. alveolocondylean (al-we'-o-lo-kon-dil'-e- an) {alveolus, a hollow; «ov6uXot. a knuckle]. In craniometry, pertaining to the ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

alveolitis, n the inflammation of a tooth socket. alveoloplasty ...

Google previewA Pocket Medical Dictionary (1911)

Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the Principal Words Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences ... by George Milbry Gould

Alveolitis, al'-ve-o-H'-tis. Inflammation of an alveolus. Alve'olodental. Relating to teeth and alveoli. Alveolus, al-ve'-o-lus. 1.

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

alveolitis, alveoloplasty. alveolar /ăl vé'o lor/ of or involving an alveolus. alveolar bone mandible. alveolar proteinosis /prote no'sis, -té o no'-/ a lung disease characterized by progressive breathing difficulty and coughing due to blockage by ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1910)

Alveolitis (al-ve-o-li'tis). alveolus, as of a tooth. Alveolocondylean (al-ve'o-lo-kon- dil'e-an). Pertaining to the alveolus and condyle. Alveolodental (al-ve'o-lo-den'tal) . Pertaining to a tooth (or teeth) and to a socket (or sockets). is used internally ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1898)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould

Alveolitis (al-ve-o-'-ris) [alveolus, a hollow; tric, inanimation]. Inflammation of the alveolus of a tooth. Alveolo-condylean (al-ve-o-Ao-kon-di/-e-an) [alveo- a hollow; covdvoc, a knuckle]. In craniometry, pertaining to the alveolus and condyle.

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1900 (1900)

[1st ed.]

Alveolitis (al-ve-o-h'tis). Inflammation of an ...

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