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postnasal drip

noun
1.
a trickling of mucus onto the pharyngeal surface from the posterior portion of the nasal cavity, usually caused by a cold or allergy.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples from the web for postnasal drip
  • Decongestants help clear a runny nose and relieve postnasal drip.
  • postnasal drip, sore throat, and nasal discharge usually occur with these headaches.
  • There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip.
British Dictionary definitions for postnasal drip

postnasal drip

/pəʊstˈneɪzəl/
noun
1.
(med) a mucus secretion from the rear part of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx, usually as the result of a cold or an allergy
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postnasal drip in Medicine

postnasal drip n.
The chronic secretion of mucus from the posterior nasal cavities.

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