ozena


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Related to ozena: atrophic rhinitis
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Noun1.ozena - a chronic disease of the nose characterized by a foul-smelling nasal discharge and atrophy of nasal structures
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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Atrophic rhinitis (AR) is a chronic nasal disease that is characterized by progressive atrophy of the nasal mucosa and underlying bone of the turbinates and the presence of a viscid secretion that emits a characteristic foul odor sometimes called ozena (a stench).
The fruits of Xanthium strumarium L (Asteraceae) have been used extensively in China for treatment of various diseases such as allergic rhinitis (AR), tympanitis, urticaria and arthritis or ozena.
Ozena (Los Padres National Forest) fire was contained at 352 acres.