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Pruritus

pruritus

1. (Science: symptom) itching, an unpleasant cutaneous sensation that provokes the desire to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.

2. Any of various conditions marked by itching, the specific site or type being indicated by a modifying term.

Origin: L. From prurire = to itch


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The Fiber Disease

... neurocutaneous interactions influence a variety of physiological and pathophysiological functions, including cell growth, immunity, inflammation, pruritus, and wound healing. This interaction is mediated by primary afferent as well as autonomic nerves, which release neuromediators and activate ...

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by London
Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:03 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... neuropeptides that are present in C- and A-fibre afferents and that are released upon stimulation of peripheral nerve endings. CGRP and SP induce pruritus, dilate arterioles, increase vascular permeability and activate mast cells. Capsaicin-induced depletion of sensory nerves prevents the neuropeptide ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:16 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... neuropeptides that are present in C- and A-fibre afferents and that are released upon stimulation of peripheral nerve endings. CGRP and SP induce pruritus, dilate arterioles, increase vascular permeability and activate mast cells. Capsaicin-induced depletion of sensory nerves prevents the neuropeptide ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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glandular fever and antibiotics

... is one of several kinds allergic reaction against penicillin. This depends on individuals. Another side effects of penicillin are: - Itching (pruritus) - Diarrhoea - Allergic reaction to active ingredient - Fever (pyrexia) - Inflammation of the large intestine (colitis)

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by Dr.Stein
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:25 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: glandular fever and antibiotics
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Views: 4091

Itching

... it. An allergy may release chemicals that make the skin swell and itch." Also this is interesting: The general medical term for itching is pruritus (proor EYE tuss). There are all kinds of pruritus; the kind we're talking about here is called punctate pruritus, spot itching not triggered ...

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by Chris4
Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Itching
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