pruritus


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pru·ri·tus

 (pro͝o-rī′təs)
n.
Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.

[Latin prūrītus, from past participle of prūrīre, to itch; see preus- in Indo-European roots.]

pru·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

pruritus

(prʊəˈraɪtəs)
n
1. (Pathology) any intense sensation of itching
2. (Pathology) any of various conditions characterized by intense itching
[C17: from Latin: an itching; see prurient]
pruritic adj

pru•ri•tus

(prʊˈraɪ təs)

n.
itching.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prūrītus an itching, derivative of prūrī(re) to itch]
pru•rit′ic (-ˈrɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pruritus - an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)
itchiness, itching, itch - an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
pruritus ani - chronic itching of the skin around the anus
pruritus vulvae - persistent itching of the external female genitalia
Translations

pru·ri·tus

n. prurito, comezón, picazón.

pruritus

n prurito, picazón f, comezón f
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She presented with intractable pruritus and pain that interfered with sleep and responded minimally to treatments.
In contrast, generalized idiopathic pruritus, or severe itching, is often not associated with primary elementary skin lesions.
Efficacy of gabapentin in the improvement of pruritus and quality of life of patients with notalgia paresthetica.
Although it includes various oils like eucalyptus oil, nutmeg oil, and turpentine, two of the most important elements that help in curing pruritus and general anaesthesia are menthol and camphor.
Chronic itching, or pruritus as it is known by its medical term, affects up to 25 percent of the population during the course of their lives.
According to the company, the Kappa-Opioid Receptors (KORs) are expressed in peripheral nociceptive neurons, immune cells and synovial and cartilage tissue are emerging as a novel and attractive target for the treatment of pain and itch (pruritus).