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Meaning of URTICARIA

Pronunciation:  `urtu'kehreeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs

URTICARIA is a 9 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: hives, nettle rash, urtication
 See Also: efflorescence, hypersensitivity reaction, rash, roseola, skin rash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ur`ti*ca"ri*a\, n. [NL. See {Urtica}.] (Med.)
The nettle rash, a disease characterized by a transient
eruption of red pimples and of wheals, accompanied with a
burning or stinging sensation and with itching; uredo.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Hives. Raised, itching areas of skin, often a sign of an allergic reaction. Also called "welts" or "nettle rash."
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Urticaria is an eruption of wheals or hives and is often itchy. It is often caused by IgE-mediated immune response involving mast cells.