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Definition of the noun Tonsils

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noun

  1. [context: nonstandard, plurale tantum] The uvula.

Explanation

Tonsils a.k.a. Tonsil: The term tonsils most commonly means the palatine tonsils, which can be seen in the back of the human throat. The palatine tonsils and the nasopharyngeal tonsil are lymphoepithelial tissues located near the oropharynx and nasopharynx. These immunocompetent tissues are the immune system's first line of defense against ingested or inhaled foreign pathogens. However, the fundamental immunological roles of tonsils have yet to be understood.

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Google previewHomoeopathic Eye, Ear, and Throat Journal (1906)

"Curing" Enlarged Tonsils means curing the individual. Chronic remedies, antisycotics as well as antipsorics, are almost invariably general rather than local. Thuja, calcarea, sulphur, psorinum. iodine, silica, natrum muriaticum, ...

Google previewHomœopathic Eye, Ear, and Throat Journal (1906)

"Curing" Enlarged Tonsils means curing the individual. Chronic remedies, antisycotics as well as antipsorics, are almost invariably general rather than local. Thuja, calcarea, sulphur, psorinum. iodine, silica, natrum muriaticum, ...

Google previewAsthma And Beyond (2011)

by Paul Sherwood

While damaged tonsils is a common cause of eczema, in adults there may also be other factors involved. With babies and young children, however, a weakened lymph system is by far the most dominant reason. If a child is over-clothed, and ...

Google previewVocal Art-science and Its Application (1917)

by Frank Ebenezer Miller

This loss of a tonsil, with capsule and plica, according to the usual surgical procedure, should be a cause for worry to singers, for the improper removal of tonsils means not only a lowering of voice-value, but also physical and mental affliction.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health: Tennis elbow-yoga (2003)

Tonsils and Tonsillitis Tonsils and Tonsillitis Swollen and inflamed tonsils. Tooth Touch The tongue is one of the body's muscles, but it is a muscle of a remarkable kind. Not only are its movements essential for speaking and eating, but it also ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

have immediately disappeared on removal of enlarged tonsils ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (2007)

by Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby

The tonsils are believed to help stop infection and protect the upper respiratory tract. However, it is possible for the tonsils themselves to become infected. This happens most often in youngsters under ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Body Systems

The tonsils and adenoid are composed of lymphatic tissue, just like the lymph nodes located in the neck, groin, and armpits. The adenoid is a single mass of tissue; therefore, it is incorrect to refer to it as “ adenoids.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara

Tonsils. in. Patients. with. Sleep. Apnea. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) , is often caused by multilevel airway obstruction, including the nasal cavity, oropharynx ...

Google previewHuman Body: A Visual Encyclopedia (2012)

by DK Publishing

TONSILS At the hack ofthe mouth are small organs called tonsils. These contain white The spleen filters hlood for germs. It also acts as a store for lymphocytes. one direction only. nodes become ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2007)

by Albert L. Baert

The submucosa contains minor salivary glands as well as a prominent lymphoid component, the most important of which are the adenoids or nasopharyngeal tonsils, situated in the roof of the nasopharynx. Oropharynx The oropharynx is ...

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Scrabble value of T1O1N1S1I1L1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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