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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.

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

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.

adenoids

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

adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] NPLvegetaciones fpl adenoideas

adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] nplvégétations fpl

adenoids

plRachenmandeln pl, → Polypen pl (inf)

adenoids

[ˈædɪnɔɪdz] npladenoidi fpl

ad·e·noids

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

adenoids

npl adenoides fpl
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Q My grandson just had his tonsils and adenoids removed, and one of the nurses at the hospital mentioned that adults don't have adenoids.
The adenoids (Pharyngeal or Luschka's tonsil) are a single, pyramid-shaped aggregation of lymphoid tissue with the apex pointed toward the nasal septum and the base at the level of the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx.
ADENOIDS Lymph glands at the back of the nose, behind the palate, are called the adenoids.
The aim of this preliminary study was to detect the expression of innate immunity genes in epithelial cells of hypertrophic adenoids with and without pCRS to better understand their role in pCRS.
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a risk factor for CR, and children with AR tend to suffer more from hypertrophic adenoids than do patients with nonallergic rhinitis (NAR).
The Study: All the subjects, 453 children five to ten years old, suffered from obstructive sleep apnea due to enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids.
Washington, May 22 ( ANI ): Children with obstructive sleep apnea who had a common surgery to remove their adenoids and tonsils had notable improvements in behavior, quality of life and other symptoms compared to those treated with "watchful waiting" and supportive care, according to a new study.
4 Why when Ed Miliband supposedly had surgery onhis adenoids does he still sound like he's talking through an old hankie?
For many kids, especially three- to six-year-olds, loud snoring is caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids, and removing the tissue can improve their ability to breathe at night.
Summary: Tonsils and adenoids are composed of tissue that are similar to the lymph nodes or 'glands' found in the neck, groin, and other places in the body.
AOM often occurs as a complication of a viral upper respiratory infection and frequent recurrences are very common, especially in the presence of predisposing factors such as cleft palate, presence of adenoids or gastro-oesophageal reflux.