Origin of pruritus
Examples from the Web for pruritus
What external applications are to be used in the local varieties of pruritus?Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
For pruritus the influence of the patient's mind is extremely important.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Skin irritations (pruritus) of an intense type occur frequently and cause much discomfort.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Occasionally they are picked or scratched, and thus become the seat of either pain or pruritus.
An aggravated form of pruritus ani is much more trying to physical endurance than severe pain.Intestinal Ills|Alcinous Burton Jamison
British Dictionary definitions for pruritus
Word Origin for pruritus
Word Origin and History for pruritus
"itching of the skin without visible eruption" [Klein], 1650s, from Latin pruritus, past participle of prurire "to itch" (see prurient). Earlier via Old French in form prurite (early 15c.). Related: Pruritic.