respiratory syncytial virus

[n] - a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)
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Respiratory syncytial virus

Our Respiratory syncytial virus Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Respiratory syncytial virus Respiratory syncytial virus: A virus that causes mild respiratory infections, colds, and coughs in adults, but can produce severe respiratory problems, including bronchitis and pneumonia in young children. Persons...
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respiratory syncytial virus

<virology> This RNA virus is a member of the Paramyxoviridae family and is a major pathogen in the upper and lower respiratory tract in both infants and younger children. ... Respiratory syncytial virus manifestations include bronchiolitis, pneumonia and croup. ... Acronym: RSV ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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respiratory syncytial virus

noun a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)
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respiratory syncytial virus

(RSV) any of a group of viruses that cause respiratory disease that is particularly severe in infants. In tissue, they cause individual cells to merge into a mass of protoplasm containing many nuclei (syncytium).
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respiratory syncytial virus

(from the article `drug`) Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes a potentially fatal lower respiratory disease in children. The only pharmacological therapy available for ...
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Also known as RSV. RSV causes an infection in the lungs. It resembles a cold and is very contagious. RSV can be spread by coughing, sneezing and other forms of contact in which one person comes into contact with an infected person's germs. Most babies will be affected by RSV before they are 2 years old. While some babies will only experience a col....
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respiratory syncytial virus

respiratory syncytial virus (sinsish'ul) : see cold, common.
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respiratory syncytial virus

(RSV, RS) Type: Term Definitions: 1. an RNA virus of the genus Pneumovirus, in the family Paramyxoviridae, with a tendency to form syncytia in tissue culture, which causes minor respiratory infection with rhinitis and cough in adults, but is capable of causing severe bronchitis and bronchopneumonia in young children; first isolat...
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respiratory syncytial virus

A virus that causes respiratory infections with cold-like symptoms. Also called RSV.
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