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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

pru·ri·tus

n. prurito, comezón, picazón.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pruritus

n prurito, picazón f, comezón f
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For 3 weeks, the patients with uremic pruritus applied the test cream twice daily, with eight patients experiencing full eradication of pruritus at the end of this period.
Uremic pruritus: skin divalent ion content and response to ultraviolet phototherapy.
Because of Nalbuphine ER's unique dual mechanism of action, which has shown efficacy in two difficult to treat pruritus conditions of prurigo nodularis and uremic pruritus, the company believes Nalbuphine ER can potentially have broad utility in treating chronic pruritus.
Additionally, the activation of peripheral KORs also been shown to produce potent anti-itching activity in uremic pruritus. Because KORs are also expressed in the brain where they trigger adverse effects, it is necessary to prevent brain penetration when targeting peripheral KORs, concluded the company.
This is not the first time uremic pruritus has been featured in our fine journal, yet this symptom continues to vex all clinicians in our daily practice.
One such agent is nalfurafine, an oral kappa-opioid receptor agonist marketed in Japan for treatment of uremic pruritus in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis and for refractory pruritus in chronic liver disease.
Objectives: Uremic pruritus is a common problem in hemodialysis patients.
Toray and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma agreed to start clinical development in North America for a treatment of hemodialysis-related uremic pruritus, an indication for which the drug already has been approved and marketed in Japan.
Evaluation of uremic pruritus at an outpatient hemodialysis unit.
A recent study by Chou (2000) examined the effect parathyroidectomy (N = 37) had on uremic pruritus and found that the best indicator was the level of calcium and phosphate product (Ca X P).