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1

coryza

A runny nose. The word coryza came from the Greek koryza thought to have been compounded from kara , head + zeein , to boil = boiling over from the head.

2

debride

A term of French origin for the removal of necrotic, infected or foreign material from a wound.

3

ethmoid

The ethmoid bone.
The ethmoid bone is a bone in the skull that separates the nasal cavity from the brain.

4

fenestra ovalis

The oval window, also known as the fenestra ovalis, is a connective tissue membrane located at the end of the middle ear and the beginning of the inner ear.

5

leukotriene

Any of a group of hormonesderived from arachidonate (arachidonic acid).They are thought to mediate the allergic response that causes lungconstriction and muscle contraction in asthma.