• Nasal Polyps Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Polyp: a small growth.
  • Nasal Sinus: A cavity in the bones of the face and skull that connect the nasal cavities.
  • Benign: refers to a condition, tumor, or growth that is not cancerous. It does not spread to other parts of the body or destroy nearby tissue.
  • Immune System: The system of organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to and protection from infection and toxins. Organs include thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.
  • Rhinitis: It is the inflammation of the inner walls of the nose.
  • Apnea: It is a temporary stoppage of breathing, especially during sleep.
  • Turbinates: These are three curved shelves of bone in the sides of the nasal cavity.