Origin of pruritus
Examples from the Web for pruritus
Historical Examples of pruritus
I will leave it to a jury composed of those who have been cured of pruritus ani.Intestinal Ills
Alcinous Burton Jamison
A nervous symptom of common occurrence is pruritus of the skin.
For pruritus the influence of the patient's mind is extremely important.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
Pruritus is sometimes accompanied by urticaria, and the irritation caused by the friction of the skin may set up an eczema.
There is pruritus with slight yellow leucorrhœa, the discharge being more noticed when at rest than when exercising.
- any intense sensation of itching
- any of various conditions characterized by intense itching
Word Origin 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.
- Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.