Incubation period

The period of time elapsing between entrance or introduction of micro-organisms in the host and the development of symptoms and signs of an infectious disease.

incubation period

The period of time between penetration of a host by a pathogen and the first appearance of symptoms on the host. (2, 24)
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incubation period

[n] - the period between infection and the appearance of symptoms of the disease
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incubation period

Time during which a virus or bacteria develops in the body before symptoms appear
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incubation period

A period prior to the detection of corrosion while the metal is in contact with a corrodent.
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Incubation period

the time period between when an infectious organism enters the body and when symptoms occur
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Incubation period

Incubation period: In medicine, the time from the moment of exposure to an infectious agent until signs and symptoms of the disease appear. For example, the incubation period of chickenpox is 14-16 days. In biology, the incubation period is the time needed for any particular process of development to take place. For example, the length of time for ...
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Incubation period

The period during which the embryo in an egg develops before hatching. Also, in epidemiology, the period between infection and the appearance of symptoms of disease.
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incubation period

<microbiology> The time from the moment of inoculation (exposure) to the development of the clinical manifestations of a particular infectious disease. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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incubation period

the interval of time required for development; especially the time between invasion of the body by a disease-causing organism and the appearance of the first symptoms of disease.
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Incubation period

the time interval between inoculation and appearance of disease symptoms.
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incubation period

The time during which an infectious disease develops, from the point when the infecting organism enters the body until the appearance of the first symptoms. This can be as short as a few hours for cholera or as long as a decade in the case of leprosy. One of the problems in establishing quarantine p...
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Incubation Period

The phase of an infectious disease from te time the infectious organism enters the body until the time it makes its appearance known with symptoms.
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incubation period

Type: Term Definitions: 1. time interval between invasion of the body by an infecting organism and the appearance of the first sign or symptom it causes; 2. in a disease vector, the period between entry of the disease organism and the time at which the vector is capable of transmitting the disease to another human host. Synonyms: incubative stage, ...
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Incubation Period

The incubation period is the amount of time between infection with a virus or bacteria to the start of symptoms. The incubation periods of several diseases are given below: Rocky Mountain spotted fever - 2-14 days Smallpox - 12 days Common cold - 2-5 days Measles - 8-12 days Chicken pox - 14-16 days Erythema infectiosum (Fifth Disease) - 13-...
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Incubation Period

The period between infection and the appearance of symptoms of a disease.
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INCUBATION PERIOD

The time between exposure to an infectious disease agent and the onset of clinical signs of disease.
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Incubation period

Incubation period is the time elapsed between exposure to a pathogenic organism, a chemical or radiation, and when symptoms and signs are first apparent. In a typical infectious disease, incubation period signifies the period taken by the multiplying organism to reach a threshold necessary to produce symptoms in host. While latent or latency perio...
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INCUBATION PERIOD

the period of time between initial exposure to an infectious microorganism and the development of disease symptoms.
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Incubation Period

The incubation period is the amount of time between infection with a virus or bacteria to the start
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Incubation Period

The incubation period is the amount of time between infection with a virus or bacteria to the start
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Incubation Period

The incubation period is the amount of time between infection with a virus or bacteria to the start
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Incubation period

the time it takes for an egg to hatch once incubation starts; also refers to the time from exposure to a disease causing agent to the time when the first symptoms of the disease appear
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Incubation Period

Time between exposure to a disease and the time the disease shows symptoms in the infected cat.
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