Cytomegalovirus

Probably the most widespread of the Herpetoviridae group. Infected cells enlarge and have a characteristic inclusion body (composed of virus particles) in the nucleus. Causes disease only in utero (leading to abortion or stillbirth or to various congenital defects), although can be opportunistic in the immunocompromised host.

Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus (from the Greek cyto-, `cell`, and -megalo-, `large`) is a viral genus of the viral family known as Herpesviridae or herpesviruses. It is typically abbreviated as CMV. The species that infects humans is commonly known as human CMV (HCMV) or human herpesvirus-5 (HHV-5), and is the most studied of all cytomegaloviruses. Within He...
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cytomegalovirus

(CMV) (si″to-meg´ә-lo-vi″rәs) any of a subfamily of host-specific herpesviruses infecting humans, monkeys, and rodents, producing unique large cells with inclusion bodies. Opportunistic infection with this virus is common in immunocompromised individuals, causing clinical i...
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Cytomegalovirus

(si″to-meg´ә-lo-vi″rәs) a genus of herpesviruses of the subfamily Betaherpesvirinae, containing the single species human herpesvirus 5. It is transmitted by multiple routes and causes infection that is usually mild or symptom-free but cause cytomegalic inclusion disease.
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cytomegalovirus

[n] - any of a group of herpes viruses that can cause birth defects
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cytomegalovirus

<virology> Probably the most widespread of the Herpetoviridae group. ... Infected cells enlarge and have a characteristic inclusion body (composed of virus particles) in the nucleus. Causes disease only in utero (leading to abortion or stillbirth or to various congenital defects), although can be opportunistic in the immunocompromised host. ...
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cytomegalovirus

CMV noun any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
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Cytomegalovirus

(CMV) Type: Term Pronunciation: sī′tō-meg′ă-lō-vī′rŭs Definitions: 1. A group of viruses in the family Herpesviridae infecting humans and other animals, many of these viruses having special affinity for salivary glands, and causing enlargement of cells of various organs and development of chara...
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Cytomegalovirus

A very common virus that can cause serious disease in people with low resistance to infection. It can cause a variety of clinical symptoms including deafness or hearing impairment; infection with the virus may be either before or after birth
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cytomegalovirus

A virus that may be carried in an inactive state for life by healthy individuals. It is a cause of severe pneumonia in people with a suppressed immune system, such as those undergoing bone marrow transplantation or those with leukemia or lymphoma. Also called CMV.
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Cytomegalovirus

An infection that can be passed to an unborn fetus during pregnancy. The infection is part of the herpes virus and can be found in saliva, urine, breastmilk, tears, sweat, blood, vaginal fluids, semen and other body fluids. Possible symptoms of the condition include small size at birth, seizures, jaundice, respiratory complications, liver abnorma.....
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cytomegalovirus

any of several viruses in the herpes family (Herpesviridae), frequently involved in human infection. The virus is so named for the enlarged cells ... [3 related articles]
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cytomegalovirus

cytomegalovirus (sī"tumeg"ulōvī'rus) , member of the herpesvirus family that can cause serious complications in persons with weakened immune systems. A common virus, it is estimated that up to 80% of Americans carry cytomegalovirus by the time they reach adulthood. Most...
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Cytomegalovirus

Is a virus that is a member of the herpes family. In healthy people, CMV can lead to a flu-like illness that lasts a few days. People with transplants are more at risk of serious complications of this virus.
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Cytomegalovirus

The cytomegalovirus is a virus related to the herpes viruses, that can cause serious disease in patients whose immune systems are weak, and the birth of handicapped children to women who become infected with it while pregnant.
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