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. They are in the part of the nose where is joins the mouth.

In most children they make a soft bump on the top and back section of the nose's air passage.

Taking away adenoids with surgery is called adenoidectomy.



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  • Providing Safe Pain Relief to Your Child
    A study published online in January in the journal Pediatrics revealed that children prescribed morphine for at-home pain relief after having their tonsils and/or adenoids removed -- a procedure often performed to treat sleep apnea -- were at risk for respiratory complications that could prove fatal. During the course of the study, 91 children ages 1 to 10 were ei Read more on this news related to 'Adenoids'

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