(v. t.) To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate.
(v. t.) To excite anger or displeasure in; to provoke; to tease; to exasperate; to annoy; to vex; as, the insolence of a tyrant irritates his subjects.
(v. t.) To produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2.
(n.) To make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage.
(a.) Excited; heightened.
(1) Postpartum management is directed toward decreasing vasospasm and central nervous system irritability and maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance.
(2) testosterone, fentanyl, nicotine) may ultimately be administered in this way, important questions pertaining to pharmacology (tolerance), toxicity (irritation, sensitisation) and dose sufficiency (penetration enhancement) remain.
(3) It was shown that the antibiotic had low acute toxicity, did not cumulate and had no skin-irritating effect.
(4) Inhibition of binding of [3H]TPA to the receptor preparation by tigliane and ingenane DTE correlates with irritant activity in vivo, while some daphnane and 1 alpha-alkyldaphnane DTE inhibit binding of [3H]TPA in a less pronounced manner but still are very irritant.
(5) Exposure to irritants was also more common among the asthmatics than the nonasthmatics with similar exposure to organic allergens (P = 0.004).
(6) The purpose of this study was to develop a new model for the induction of chronic irritant contact dermatitis, which would reflect well the conditions of daily practice.
(7) The drug I started taking caused an irritating, chronic cough, which disappeared when I switched to an inexpensive diuretic.
(8) These injections led to epidermal hyperplasia in areas overlying the irritant and the effect was most significant when the irritant was placed in the upper dermis.
(9) Two children required lidocaine therapy for cardiac irritability manifesting as multifocal PVCs and ventricular tachycardia.
(10) In autumn, leaf-heaps composted themselves on sunken patios, and were shovelled up by irritated owners of basement flats.
(11) The dietary fibre intake of 25 patients with the irritable bowel syndrome was assessed by dietary recall over one week for the period before onset of symptoms, at diagnosis and after six months treatment with bran and a fibre-rich diet, and compared with controls matched for age and sex.
(12) A case of epidermoid tumor of the sacral area with S3 root irritation resulting in bladder dysfunction is presented and its possible relationship to spinal puncture is discussed.
(13) The present study did not identify any baseline parameters such as initial prostate volume, peak flow rates, or obstructive or irritative symptom scores that correlated with clinical outcome.
(14) Scores on the "dependent smoking" subscale of the smoking motivation questionnaire correlated significantly with overall withdrawal severity, craving, and increased irritability.
(15) The airways can be affected by inflammation, can be targets of infection, and can respond to chemical irritants with bronchoconstrictive responses.
(16) Some pulp irritation can occur if deep restorations are not placed over a protective film.
(17) MIDAZOLAM IS SUPERIOR TO DIAZEPAM IN CERTAIN WAYS: it has a more rapid onset; produces greater anterograde amnesia, less postoperative drowsiness, less venous irritation and less likelihood of thrombophlebitis development.
(18) Primary invasive adenocarcinoma of the bladder was diagnosed in a fifty-two-year-old male with a two-month history of irritative voiding symptoms.
(19) We studied seventy patients, 23 males and 47 females with irritable bowel syndrome in adolescence aged 13-19 yrs, who visited the department of psychosomatic medicine in Takano Hospital during about six year period of April, 1986-July, 1992.
(20) The study suggested that 1) diabetes and "prediabetes" produce significant changes in levels of chondroitin 4, 6, and dermatan sulfates within alveolar bone, 2) in "prediabetic" animals, interdental bone loss occurs prior to the onset of clinical symptoms and in the absence of local irritating factors, the bone height appears to return to normal levels, and 3) there may be a correlation between alveolar bone height and relative levels of dermatan sulfate.
(a.) To become, or be, rank; to grow rank or strong; to be inflamed; to fester; -- used literally and figuratively.
(a.) To produce a festering or inflamed effect; to cause a sore; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a splinter rankles in the flesh; the words rankled in his bosom.
(v. t.) To cause to fester; to make sore; to inflame.
(1) It would be foolish to bet that Saudi Arabia will exist in its current form a generation from now.” Memories of how the Saudis and Opec deliberately triggered an economic crisis in the west in retaliation for US aid to Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur war still rankle.
(2) One thing that still rankles is Flav's decision to make some fast cash via reality TV.
(3) Barbara Shaw, the Alice Springs-based anti-Intervention campaigner, speaks of how welfare quarantining particularly rankles with Indigenous people who remembered the not-so-distant past: “There are a lot of people out there who, when they were young fellas, they only got paid rations.
(4) It's hard to say whether Sejusa's suspicions of an assassination plot are credible, but certainly Kainerugaba's rapid rise through the ranks to become a brigadier at only 39 has rankled many in the armed forces , where it is common to remain a major or captain even after 20 years of service.
(5) Yet the experience of being forced to change her outward appearance clearly rankled with her for years afterwards.
(6) The Times is famous for telling its staffers that they are nothing without the Times, and, after a while, that probably rankled Silver.
(7) Let's not forget that some of its voters were once communist supporters, and shoring up a corrupt anti-communist tycoon is bound to rankle them.
(8) Though cautious overall, some of his remarks, notably a critique of hereditary succession , must have rankled in Pyongyang.
(9) The failure to bring Biggs home and the subsequent jollity that the "slip-up" afforded the media continued to rankle.
(10) Similar criticism rankled when Britain pulled troops from Basra in 2007.
(11) By Tuesday, the Saudi obstruction had even begun to rankle with other members of the Arab League, campaign groups said.
(12) Thirty-three years later, the response to Thy Neighbor’s Wife still rankled Talese.
(13) It rankles in the sense that it sends out the wrong message,” Ouseley said.
(14) Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, said they were “unbecoming” for a president-elect and seemed to show that Trump was rankled by losing the popular vote.
(15) It does rankle, and a lot of people think I'm a single mum, but I've got to the stage where it's not worth arguing about.
(16) And it is his views on domestic violence, which he maintains is primarily an issue of disadvantage, not misogyny, which seemed to rankle most.
(17) "I think that's why its problematic elements rankle – not because I'm 'offended', but because it seems lazy, repetitious.
(18) As very young novelists, both wrote books – Drabble's first, A Summer Bird-Cage (1965) , and Byatt's second, The Game (1967) – about rivalrous sisters, which, more than 40 years on, still rankles, at least for Drabble (Byatt apologised for The Game , she says now).
(19) As the discussion devolved into a confrontation the senator, clearly rankled, offered testy responses to questions and jeers from the crowd.
(20) As this fact becomes not an idea but a reality – as we move into Act Three – it seems highly likely that the basic unfairness of this is going to become more and more evident, and more and more rankling.