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postnasal

[pohst-ney-zuh l] /ˈpoʊstˈneɪ zəl/
adjective
1.
located or occurring behind the nose or in the nasopharynx, as a flow of mucus; nasopharyngeal:
a postnasal infection.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; post- + nasal1
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  • Decongestants help clear a runny nose and relieve postnasal drip.
  • postnasal drip, sore throat, and nasal discharge usually occur with these headaches.
postnasal in Medicine

postnasal post·na·sal (pōst-nā'zəl)
adj.

  1. Located or occurring posterior to the nose or the nasal cavity.

  2. Relating to the posterior portion of the nasal cavity.

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