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ad·e·noid

 (ăd′n-oid′)
n.
often adenoids A mass of lymphoid tissue located at the back of the nose in the upper part of the throat, normally present only in children, that when infected and swollen can obstruct breathing.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the adenoids; adenoidal.
2. Relating to or resembling a gland; glandular.
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adenoids

(ˈædɪˌnɔɪdz)
pl n
(Anatomy) a mass of lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat behind the uvula: when enlarged it often restricts nasal breathing, esp in young children. Technical name: pharyngeal tonsil
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ad·e·noids

(ăd′n-oidz′)
Tonsils at the back of the throat that are swollen due to infection. Adenoids can block breathing through the nose.
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adenoids

Masses of lymphoid tissue in the upper throat that form part of the body’s defense against infection.
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Translations

adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] NPLvegetaciones fpl adenoideas
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adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] nplvégétations fpl
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adenoids

plRachenmandeln pl, → Polypen pl (inf)
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adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] npladenoidi fpl
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ad·e·noids

n., pl. adenoides, acumulación de tejido linfático en la nasofaringe durante la niñez.
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adenoids

npl adenoides fpl
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References in periodicals archive ?
The lab will accurately study cases of obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep-related respiratory disorders caused by a variety of airway diseases and conditions including large tonsils or adenoids. In addition, the lab will play a critical role in studying non-respiratory sleep disorders as a result of neurological issues like central apnoea or due to behavioural abnormalities.
VISIBILITY: Tonsils are visible directly when we look at our mouth in a mirror, but adenoids are not visible directly, as it is behind nasal cavity.
Adenoids: comparison of radiological assessment methods with clinical and endoscopic findings.
Sam-ple size was calculated with help of study done by Rout et al3, who showed frequency of adenoids in adults as 21%.
For decades, millions of children across the world have undergone surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids. These lymphatic tissue structures, strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively, help to trigger a first-line immune response to clear them from the body.
Furthermore, tonsils and adenoids are an important part of a child's immune system and probably should be left alone.
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ISLAMABAD -- Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory disorders such as asthma and influenza, as well as allergic and infectious diseases, says a study of nearly 1.2 million children.
This may confirm adenoidectomy as an effective treatment in children with recurrent upper airway infections due to the presence of biofilm over the surface of adenoids as an infectious reservoir.
Isaacson, "Do adenoids regrow after excision?" Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, vol.
Chronic tonsillitis is characterized by chronic or recurrent infections of the tonsils and adenoids that can lead to tissue enlargement.
Adenoids were obtained using curettage and were immediately transferred into sterile specimen containers.