A respiratory infection caused by any of several viruses, such as adenovirus or rhinovirus, in which the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, and throat become inflamed. Common-cold symptoms include fever, nasal discharge, sneezing, and coughing.
(pathology) A very common, mild viral infection of the nose and throat, whose symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, a running or blocked nose, a sore throat, coughing and a headache.
Common-cold Sentence Examples
gluconate lozenges for treating the common cold in children.
irritation of the soft lining of the nose, which is characteristic of the common cold.
polyvalent bacterial vaccines, alkalies, citrus fruits, vitamins, ultraviolet light, nor glycol aerosols prevent the common cold.
zinc gluconate lozenges for treating the common cold in children.
zinc lozenges have been found helpful in some studies for the common cold.