Quinsy

• (n.) An inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling, painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of suffocation; -- called also squinancy, and squinzey.
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quinsy

<otolaryngology> An inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling, painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of suffocation. ... Synonym: squinancy, and squinzey. ... Origin: Contr. Fr. Squinancy, F. Esquinancie, L...
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quinsy

(from the article `tonsillitis`) ...sinuses, and ears or downward into the larynx, trachea, and bronchi. Locally, virulent bacteria may spread from the infected tonsil to the ...
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quinsy

(kwin┬┤ze) peritonsillar abscess.
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quinsy

peritonsillar abscess noun a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis
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Quinsy

Quin'sy noun [ Contr. from squinancy , French esquinancie , Latin cynanche a sort of sore throat, Greek ... sore throat, dog quinsy, from ... dog + ... to choke; confer also Latin synanche sore throat, Greek .... Confer Hound , Anger , and Cynanche .] ...
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Quinsy

A suppurative inflammation of the tonsils.
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quinsy

An abscess on the tonsils
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quinsy

An acute complication of tonsillitis in which abscess formation causes spasm of the adjacent jaw muscles, fever, and severe pain. Incision and drainage of the pus produce rapid relief, though antibiotics are helpful and the tonsils may be excised later.
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Quinsy

an acute inflammation of the soft palate around the tonsils, often leading to an abscess. Synonyms: suppurative tonsillitis, cynanche tonsillaris, paristhmitis, sore throat. A tumid inflammation in the throat, which sometimes produces suffocation.
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Quinsy

An acute inflammation of the tonsils, often leading to an abscess. Synonyms suppurative tonsillitis, cynanche tonsillaris, paristhmitis, sore throat.
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Quinsy

An acute inflammation of the tonsils, often leading to an abscess
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quinsy

former term for tonsillitis, inflammation of the tonsils.
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quinsy

old disease like tonsilitis
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Quinsy

Peritonsillar abscess or tonsillitis.
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Quinsy

Quinsy: Not a TV detective but an old word for a peritonsillar abscess. Whether you call it quinsy or a peritonsillar abscess, it is a collection of pus (an abscess) behind the tonsils that pushes one of the tonsils toward the uvula (the prominent soft tissue dangling from the back of the palate in the back of the mouth). A peritonsillar abscess is...
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quinsy

Type: Term Pronunciation: kwin′zē Definitions: 1. Obsolete term for peritonsillar abscess.
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quinsy

[n] - a painful pus-filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues
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