Adenoids

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Adenoids Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Adenoids Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Adenoids (also called pharyngeal tonsils, or nasopharyngeal tonsils) are tissues at the very back of the nose, in the roof of the nasopharynx, where the nose blends into the mouth.

Normally, in children, they make a soft mound in the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx, just above and behind the uvula.

Taking away adenoids with surgery is called adenoidectomy.



Adenoids Sample Sentences in News


  • Surgery for sleep apnea improves asthma control
    Children who had their tonsils and adenoids removed for obstructive sleep apnea also had dramatic reductions in acute asthma exacerbations, acute status asthmaticus, asthma-related hospitalizations and ER visits, results from the first large study of the connections between OSA surgery and asthma show. Read more on this news related to 'Adenoids'
  • Tonsil removal for youth with sleep apnea may improve asthma, study says
    The surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids in children with sleep apnea may mitigate asthma, reveals a new study published in PLOS Medicine . Read more on this news related to 'Adenoids'
  • Study: Tonsil removal for children with sleep apnea decreases asthma severity
    Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children suffering from sleep apnea is associated with decreased asthma severity, according to the first large study of the connection, published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Read more on this news related to 'Adenoids'

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