(Greek: a suffix; inflammation, burning sensation; by extension, disease associated with inflammation)
This suffix has come to mean "inflammation of" but originally it meant "pertaining to" or "of the". The Greek word nosos ["disease"] was either expressed or understood, although it might not be included with the basic element. For example, bursitis nosos would mean "disease of the bursa".
2. A nonspecific term for any intraocular inflammatory disorder or any part of the uveal tract.
The uveal tract structures (iris, ciliary body, and choroid) are usually involved, but other nonuveal parts of the eye, including the retina and cornea, may also be involved.
Uveitis that is not associated with known infections, or that is associated with diseases of unknown cause, is termed endogenous uveitis. This is thought to be due to an autoimmune phenomenon.
The patient may experience varying degrees of discomfor or pain, with or without blurring of vision.
In many cases a cause is never found; however, some known associations include various types of arthritis, some bowel diseases, virus illnesses, tuberculosis, syphilis, parasites, and fungi.
The vas deferens is the tube connecting the testes with the urethra. It is a coiled duct that conveys sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct and the urethra.2. Inflammation of the ductus deferens (secretory duct of the testicle, running from the epididymis, of which it is the continuation, to the prostatic urethra where it terminates as the ejaculatory duct).