\pˌaɹənˈɪki͡ə], \pˌaɹənˈɪkiə], \p_ˌa_ɹ_ə_n_ˈɪ_k_iə]\
Definitions of PARONYCHIA
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
The ancients gave this name to an inflammatory tumour,- Onychitis, Onyxitis (Gross), -seated near the nail, and involving the pulp or matrix. Some of the moderns have extended it to inflammation of the hand, and even of the forearm. It usually means every phlegmonous tumour of the fingers or toes, and especially of the first phalanx. Four kinds of paronychia are commonly pointed out; 1. That seated between the epidermis and skin, called in France Tourniole. 2. That seated in the subcutaneous areolar tissue. 3. That occupying the sheath of a tendon; and 4. That considered to be seated between the periosteum and hone. The last three are only different degrees of the same disease, constituting Whitlow, (Prov.) Teak, (F.) Mal daventnre:- the worst kinds, in English, are called Felon. The inflammation generally commences in the subcutaneous areolar tissue, and spreads to other parts, occasioning excessive, lancinating pain, owing to the parts being put upon the stretch; hence, the necessity of dividing them freely, - even down to the bone, when there is reason to believe that the affection belongs to the fourth division, - making use of emollient applications, the antiphlogistic treatment, and opiates to relieve pain.
Asplenium ruta muraria-p. Digitium, Digitium.
By Robley Dunglison