18th November 2019

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What is the medical term for snot?

Medical Definition of Snot. Snot: A popular and pejorative, term for nasal mucus (mucus produced in the nose).

In respect to this, what is the medical term for a booger?

D. There is no single medical name for boogers. They develop when mucus in the nose traps dust, germs and other debris, keeping it out of the lungs. When the mucus dries up, you're left with a booger. Rhinotillexomania is the technical name for compulsive nose-picking.

What are boogers actually called?

Yeah, we're talking about boogers. To understand what boogers are, you need to know about mucus (say: MYOO-kus). Mucus is the sticky, slimy stuff that's made inside your nose, airways, and even your digestive tract. If you're like lot of kids, you have another name for nose mucus: snot.

What is the medical term for bogies?

Dried nasal mucus, colloquially known as a boogie, booger or bogey, is found in the nose. It is a result of drying of the normally viscous colloidal mucus, commonly known as snot.
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