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Definition of Rhinitis, vasomotor

Rhinitis, vasomotor: Inflammation of the nose due to abnormal neuronal (nerve) control of the blood vessels in the nose. Vasomotor rhinitis is not an allergic reaction as is allergic rhinitis. It is brought on by irritation of the nose, frequently by cool temperatures.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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