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Definition of "pruritus" [pru•ri•tus]

  • Severe itching, often of undamaged skin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pruritus" in a sentence
  • "Anaphylactoid reactions characterized by symptoms such as pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, and dyspnea requiring medical treatment have been reported in clinical trials with bupropion."
  • "Pilot study of the effect of individualised homeopathy on the pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs."
  • "Bile flow may be stimulated with ursodeoxycholic acid, but in many patients the pruritus continues."