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Related to pruritic: Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy
Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.
pru·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
1. (Pathology) any intense sensation of itching
2. (Pathology) any of various conditions characterized by intense itching
[C17: from Latin: an itching; see prurient]
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prūrītus an itching, derivative of prūrī(re) to itch]
pru•rit′ic (-ˈrɪt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||pruritus - an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)|
pruritus ani - chronic itching of the skin around the anus
pruritus vulvae - persistent itching of the external female genitalia
n. prurito, comezón, picazón.