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Copious discharge of mucus associated with inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.

[Middle English catarre, from Old French catarrhe, from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrous, from katarrein, to flow down : kata-, cata- + rhein, to flow; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·tarrh′al, ca·tarrh′ous adj.
ca·tarrh′al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.catarrhal - of or relating to a catarrh; "catarrhal fever is any of several respiratory or oral diseases of livestock such as bluetongue in horses and sheep"




[kəˈtɑːrəl] adjcatarrale


a. catarral, referente a un catarro.
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The catarrhal events were most expressed in the patients with adenovirus diarrhea in comparison with patients with rota- and astrovirus diarrhea (p<0.001).
Catarrhal exudates in nasal passages, tenacious, frothy exudates was adherent to the tracheal wall.
The preparation of leaves is used in catarrhal fever and applied to sinuses and scrofulous sores.
You seldom came across anybody from the Valleys, or Cardiff even, just the in Welshy-Welsh, catarrhal BA'd North Walians down for what they could get, ministers' sons from everywhere, and girls from farms by the look of them, legs like bottles, all sitting around endlessly in the canteen, heads bent together and the hum of gossip rising like steam above a football crowd.
In cattle the initial symptoms appeared similar to malignant catarrhal fever (MCF), but the more severe eye lesions typically seen with MCF do not appear.
As Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou had already hinted in late December, it has been decided that the European Commission will finance, from March or April, a vaccination campaign in the European Union to halt the spread of bluetongue disease (catarrhal fever), which has already struck a large share of European livestock.
In adolescents and adults, symptoms during the catarrhal stage are most often nonspecific, but the disease is already highly communicable (2).
Traditional use: This herb used to be used for catarrhal conditions of the upper respiratory tract and as a general relaxant.
Anatomic Diagnosis.--The diagnosis was: marked fatty changes of the liver; moderate edema of the leptomeninges; hyperplasia of the spleen; marked passive hyperemia of the kidneys and bowel lining; sclerosis of the aorta and front mitral leaflet; submucous minute petechial hemorrhages of the pancreatic duct; varicose veins of the lower extremities; slight anasarca (ankles); acute catarrhal conjunctivitis; fibrous adhesions between the liver and diaphragm, spleen and diaphragm, and spleen and liver.
Pertussis begins with mild upper respiratory tract symptoms (catarrhal stage) and can progress to severe paroxysms of cough (paroxysmal stage), often with a characteristic respiratory whoop, followed by vomiting.
While the present extent of malignant catarrhal fever is unknown because of the lack of practical detection procedures, two things are quite certain: It is one of several cattle diseases caused by a herpes-virus, and it is often fatal.