kissing disease
kissing disease kiss"ing dis*ease" Infectious mononucleosis; -- so called because often spread by kissing. [PJC]

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  • kissing disease — noun Nickname for mononucleosis. It was in a college, West Point, that infectious mononucleosis won a romantic reputation. . . . Investigators at a girls school also found post vacation peaks, and mono became known as the kissing disease …   Wiktionary

  • Kissing disease — A name for infectious mononucleosis ("mono"), a very common illness caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EBV). By the time most people reach adulthood, an antibody against EBV can be detected in their blood meaning they have been infected… …   Medical dictionary

  • kissing disease — noun an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing • Syn: ↑infectious… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kissing disease — noun Etymology: from the belief that it is frequently transmitted by kissing Date: 1962 infectious mononucleosis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kissing disease. — See infectious mononucleosis. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • kissing disease. — See infectious mononucleosis. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • disease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Condition of ill health Nouns 1. disease, illness, sickness, ailment, ailing; morbidity, infirmity, ailment, indisposition; complaint, disorder, malady; functional disorder. 2. condition, affliction,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Disease, kissing — Infectious mononucleosis ("mono"), a very common illness caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EBV). By the time most people reach adulthood, an antibody against EBV can be detected in their blood meaning they have been infected with EBV.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kissing Spine — Kissing spine, zu deutsch etwa „küssende Dornfortsätze“ ist eine Krankheit des Pferderückens. Die Dornfortsätze der Wirbelsäule stehen dabei so nahe aneinander, dass sich diese bei Bewegung des Pferdes berühren und mit der Zeit scheuern.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kissing spine disease — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 M48.2 Baastrup Syndrom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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