the common cold

(redirected from common cold)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

the common cold

Another name for a "cold"—an ordinary, mild illness characterized by congestion, sneezing, and coughing. The doctor said that I just have the common cold, not anything serious, thank goodness. If you have the common cold, you should be resting!
See also: cold, common
References in periodicals archive ?
One risk of the common cold is that it can lay the groundwork for bacterial pneumonia.
For common cold and trauma, the samples were taken from the populace of 20,819,302 from each of the 178 union councils (UCs) which were divided for age wise data collection in accordance with proportions of each age groups.
These findings helped the NIAID researchers conclude that properly functioning MDA5 is necessary to protect against human rhinoviruses (HRVs), the main causes of the common cold.
The effect of zinc acetate lozenges was not modified by age, sex, race, allergy, smoking, or baseline common cold severity.
Matrixx Initiatives Inc., the manufacturer of the Zicam brand, announced last month the launch of ColdSense, the "first-ever iPhone app designed to help evaluate a user's potential exposure to the common cold."
Zinc acetate lozenges may reduce duration of the common cold by nearly 3 days, according to an analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
[USPRwire, Wed Sep 09 2015] Global Markets Direct's, 'Nasopharyngitis (Common Cold) - Pipeline Review, H2 2015', provides an overview of the Nasopharyngitis (Common Cold)'s therapeutic pipeline.
In 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a synopsis of human trials on the use of zinc lozenges in treating the common cold. The results showed that when the proper dose of zinc is used within 24 hours of first symptoms, the duration of cold miseries is cut by about 50%.
[ClickPress, Thu Jul 03 2014] Global Markets Direct's, 'Nasopharyngitis (Common Cold) - Pipeline Review, H1 2014', provides an overview of the Nasopharyngitis (Common Cold)'s therapeutic pipeline.
Continue reading "How To Make Yemenite Chicken Soup, the Hot and Spicy Cure for the Common Cold" at...
As part of the "Dorm Environment and Occupants' Health" study at Tianjin, China, the authors analyzed common cold infection incidence of 3,712 students living in 1,569 dorm rooms in 13 buildings.
Some patients visit doctors suffering from symptoms of common cold that last for more than two weeks.
Washington, February 14 ( ANI ): Vitamin C is beneficial against common cold particularly for people under heavy physical stress.