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postnasal drip

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noun
a trickling of mucus onto the pharyngeal surface from the posterior portion of the nasal cavity, usually caused by a cold or allergy.
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Origin of postnasal drip

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for postnasal drip

postnasal drip
/ (pəʊstˈneɪzəl) /

noun
med a mucus secretion from the rear part of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx, usually as the result of a cold or an allergy
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Medical definitions for postnasal drip

postnasal drip

n.
The chronic secretion of mucus from the posterior nasal cavities.
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