common cold

(redirected from Upper respiratory infections)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

common cold

n.
See cold.

common cold

n
(Pathology) a mild viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, characterized by sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc

cold

(koʊld)

adj. -er, -est,
n., adv. adj.
1. having a relatively low temperature.
2. feeling an uncomfortable lack of warmth; chilled.
3. having a temperature lower than the normal temperature of the human body: cold hands.
4. lacking in passion, enthusiasm, etc.: cold reason.
5. not affectionate or friendly: a cold reply.
6. lacking sensual desire; frigid.
7. depressing; dispiriting.
8. unconscious because of a severe blow, shock, etc.
9. lifeless or extinct; dead.
10. (in games) distant from the object of search or the correct answer.
11. Slang. (in sports and games) not scoring or winning.
12.
b. being a cool color.
13. Metalworking. at a temperature below that at which recrystallization can occur: cold working.
n.
14. the absence of heat or warmth.
15. the sensation produced by loss of heat from the body, as by contact with anything having a lower temperature than that of the body: the cold of a steel door.
16. cold weather.
17. Also called common cold. a respiratory disorder characterized by sneezing, sore throat, coughing, etc., caused by any of various viruses of the rhinovirus group.
adv.
18. with complete competence; thoroughly: He knew his speech cold.
19. without preparation or prior notice.
20. abruptly; unceremoniously.
21. Metalworking. at a temperature below that at which recrystallization can occur (sometimes used in combination): to cold-hammer an iron bar; The wire was drawn cold.
Idioms:
1. catch or take cold, to become afflicted with a cold.
2. (out) in the cold, neglected; ignored; forgotten.
3. throw cold water on, to dampen someone's enthusiasm about.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English cald, ceald, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon cald, Old High German chalt, Old Norse kaldr, Gothic kalds; akin to gelid]
cold′ly, adv.
cold′ness, n.

com·mon cold

(kŏm′ən)
An infection caused by a virus, in which the membranes lining the mouth, nose, and throat become inflamed. Its symptoms are fever, sneezing, and coughing.

common cold

A viral infection that causes inflammation of the respiratory tract lining. It is often accompanied by a runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, and headaches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.common cold - a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)common cold - a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
communicable disease - a disease that can be communicated from one person to another
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
head cold - a common cold affecting the nasal passages and resulting in congestion and sneezing and headache
rhinorrhea - persistent watery mucus discharge from the nose (as in the common cold)
Translations
nachlazení
flunssanuhakuumevilustuminen
細菌性の風邪風邪
gripărăceală

common cold

n the common coldil raffreddore
References in periodicals archive ?
The researchers collected nasopharyngeal specimens once during each of the first 6 months, once in the child's 9th month, and during any viral upper respiratory infections to conduct bacterial cultures and viral polymerase chain reactions for 13 respiratory viruses.
Studies reviewed by the American Heart Association are showing that Warfarin patients with upper respiratory infections may experience excessive anticoagulation and are more than twice as likely to have INR readings above 5.
People with low blood levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of colds and other upper respiratory infections, especially if they also have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Abu Dhabi: The number of patients complaining from bronchitis and upper respiratory infections (URI) as a result of changing weather conditions has risen to over 40 per cent in the past two months, doctors say.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nearly a third of infants and toddlers with upper respiratory infections also will develop acute otitis media, Dr.
People taking the higher dose were more likely than those in the other groups to get upper respiratory infections, the researchers say.
The center noted that NJMRC pediatric allergist Nathan Rabinovitch and co-investigator Erwin Gelfand, chairman of pediatrics at NJMRC, monitored several health outcomes in the children, including asthma exacerbations, visits to emergency rooms and hospitalizations, as well as considered the children's lung function, medication use, asthma symptoms and whether or not they had upper respiratory infections.
Children suffer an average of 6-8 upper respiratory infections (URIs) each year, each lasting 7-9 days.
Meridian has strong market positions in the areas of gastrointestinal and upper respiratory infections, serology, parasitology and fungal disease diagnosis.
Recirculation of air aboard commercial jets does not appear to increase the risk of upper respiratory infections, a study shows.
Some studies show shortened duration of upper respiratory infections as compared to placebo, while other studies show no difference.

Full browser ?