upper respiratory


Definition of upper respiratory

: of, affecting, or being the part of the respiratory system that includes the nose, nasal passages, and nasopharynx upper respiratory tract upper respiratory infection

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The claims data showed ailments frequently treated in the emergency room include cough, bronchitis, headache, sore throat, nausea and upper respiratory infection. Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle, "Unneeded ER visits cost nation's healthcare $32 billion last year," 24 July 2019 Contact with contaminated water could result in skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, gastroenteritis and other illnesses, according to the Department of Ecology website. Elise Takahama, The Seattle Times, "Several Seattle area beaches scheduled to reopen after Puget Sound sewage spill," 22 July 2019 Services vary, but most companies tout their ability to easily treat colds and flus, allergies, skin infections, asthma, upper respiratory infections, stomach viruses, fevers, sinus infections, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome and joint pain. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Is forced telemedicine the future of healthcare?," 28 June 2019 Most of the others had upper respiratory infections. Donna Vickroy, chicagotribune.com, "Fair Oaks Farm videos lead to outrage and questions — why does animal abuse occur and why is it so hard to punish?," 20 June 2019 The most common side effects in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) include cough, feeling tired, inflammation in the lungs (pneumonitis), upper respiratory tract infections, shortness of breath, and rash. Astrazeneca, USA TODAY, "Tapping into the immune system shows promise in stage 3 lung cancer," 3 June 2019 But there’s a difference between antibiotics that typically cause yeast infections—prescribed for issues like bladder and upper respiratory infections—and ones prescribed for BV, Dr. Streicher says. Haley Swanson, Glamour, "What Is Bacterial Vaginosis? And Why Do I Keep Getting It?," 27 May 2019 Getty Images Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is home and recovering after a recent trip to the hospital where she was treated for pink eye and an upper respiratory infection. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Wells Adams Cheered Up Sarah Hyland After She Returned from the Hospital This Weekend," 24 Mar. 2019 Excess clear snot paired with other symptoms like a cough, fever, or general feeling of blahness that hangs around for three or four days may also signal the beginning a mild upper respiratory virus, like a brief cold, Dr. Voigt says. Amy Marturana, SELF, "What Your Snot Can Tell You About Your Health," 26 Dec. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of upper respiratory

: of, relating to, or affecting the upper respiratory tract upper respiratory infection

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