nasal nasal  /ˈneɪ zəl/


  1. (n) a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  2. (n) an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose
  3. (adj) of or in or relating to the nose
  4. (adj) sounding as if the nose were pinched

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  1. Nasal-Mist Flu Shot Skip the shot.
  2. That warning also holds true for oxymetazoline, the nasal decongestant found in such nasal sprays as Afrin.
  3. A new zinc nasal spray may curtail your sniffles, but hand washing is still your best defense.


  1. Bosnian Rainbows: 'Bosnian Rainbows'

    Guitar god Omar Rodríguez-López and drummer Deantoni Parks 86ing the Mars Volta to hook up with frontwoman Teri Gender Bender and keyboardist Nicci Kasper from Le Butcherettes might seem like a concession to MV detractors. Don’t like presidential-administration-length guitar solos, Rodríguez-López’s nasal shrieks, or lyrics about Ouija board mishaps? Here’s Gender Bender’s throaty alto with ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Antonio Current

  2. Amid Gitmo strike, ex-detainee tells of force-feed

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — For more than three months, the U.S. military has faced off with defiant prisoners on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 44 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube to prevent them from starving to death.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Could Nasal Spray 'Love Hormone' Help Save Your Marriage?

    Cupid’s arrow might just come in the form of a nasal spray. That’s the idea that researchers from the University of Oxford are exploring in a review of research that suggests a spray containing the hormone oxytocin may be the answer to living happily ever...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News


  1. "If I use Vick's nasal spray three times, they can kick me off the tour forever," Lickliter said. "Now, do you think Vick's nasal spray is helping me compete out here? Half the stuff they're testing for doesn't help golfers. These so-called...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Frank Lickliter Source: ESPN

  2. "Yes, the song 'Ek Haseena Thi' is the first song I have sung without any nasal twang. Since it was a Kishore Kumar song, I did not change its style," said Himesh.
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Himesh Reshammiya Source: Screen Weekly

  3. "I have always struggled with sinus issues, which creates a challenge since I dive nearly everyday. It also affected my social life outside of competitive freediving," says Mandy-Rae. "When I discovered Sinus Rinse, a saline nasal wash in a...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Mandy-Rae Cruickshank Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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