Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «V»:
Virus, Coxsackie: See: Coxsackievirus....
Virus, Ebola: A notoriously deadly virus that causes fearsome symptoms, the most prominent being high fever and massive internal bleeding. Ebola virus kills as many as 90% of the people it infects. It is one of the viruses that is capable of causing hemorrhagic (bloody) fever.
Epidemics of Ebola vi...
Virus, human immunodeficiency (HIV)
Virus, human immunodeficiency (HIV): The cause of AIDS.
HIV has also been called the human lymphotropic virus type III, the lymphadenopathy-
associated virus and the lymphadenopathy virus. No matter
what name is applied, it is a retrovirus. (A retrovirus has
an RNA genome and a reverse transcript...
Virus, human lymphotropic, type III
Virus, human lymphotropic, type III: Another name for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS. Please see: Virus, human
Virus, human papilloma
Virus, human papilloma: See: Human papillomavirus....
Virus, JC: JC virus....
Virus, lymphadenopathy: Another
name for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause
of AIDS. Please see: Virus, human immunodeficiency.
Virus, lymphadenopathy-associated: Another name for the human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV), the cause of AIDS. Please see: Virus, human immunodeficiency. ...
Virus, Marburg: The virus that causes Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a disease which affects both humans and non-human primates. Caused by a genetically unique zoonotic (that is, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family, its recognition led to the creation of this virus family. The four species ...
Virus, negative-strand RNA
Virus, negative-strand RNA: See: Negative-strand RNA virus....
Virus, Nipah: A virus that infects pigs and people in whom it causes a sometimes fatal form of viral encephalitis (brain inflammation). Nipah is the name of the first village the virus struck near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The Nipah virus is similar to Hendra virus that was discovered in Australia i...
Virus, positive-strand RNA
Virus, positive-strand RNA: See: Positive-strand RNA virus....
Virus, pox: See: Orthopox....
Virus, respiratory syncytial
Virus, respiratory syncytial: See Respiratory syncytial virus....
Virus, xenotropic: A virus that can grow in the cells of a species foreign to the normal host species, a species different from that which normally hosts it.
Xeno- means foreign while -tropic refers to growth. So xeno- + -tropic = capable of growing in a foreign environment....