upper respiratory


Definition of upper respiratory

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

Examples of upper respiratory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This mutation, Fauci said, echoing my own doctor, is more of an upper respiratory virus. Major Garrett, CBS News, 27 May 2022 This specific variant has been noted to cause upper respiratory issues that some may easily mistake for seasonal allergies; early symptoms often include scratchy or sore throat, sneezing, or a runny nose. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2022 The only common thread was most had experienced a gastrointestinal or upper respiratory illness in the days preceding their hospital admission, and each of the patients tested positive for adenovirus. Matthew Binnicker, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Timothy Brewer, an epidemiologist at UCLA, told Lydia there’s a wide range but a lot of them hit your upper respiratory system. Josh Fischman, Scientific American, 16 May 2022 The Spurs, playing without Dejounte Murray (upper respiratory illness) and center Jakob Poeltl (low back tightness), got 28 points from Keldon Johnson, and 18 points and 13 rebounds from Zach Collins, who started at center in place of Poeltl. oregonlive, 3 Apr. 2022 In children, the upper respiratory tract is smaller than that of adults and can therefore leave them more vulnerable to more severe cases of respiratory illnesses like croup. Serena Coady, SELF, 21 Mar. 2022 Vomiting and diarrhea were the most common symptoms among patients before admission, with some also experiencing upper respiratory symptoms. Deidre Mcphillips, CNN, 29 Apr. 2022 Seven patients reported vomiting, six reported diarrhea and three reported upper respiratory symptoms. NBC News, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of upper respiratory

1841, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Upper respiratory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upper%20respiratory. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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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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