AIDS-related complex
(ARC)
A collection of symptoms such as lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph glands), fever, malaise, fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss. It results from an HIV infection and may progress to frank AIDS.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • AIDS-related complex — AIDS′ relat ed com plex n. pat a syndrome caused by the AIDS virus and characterized primarily by chronically swollen lymph nodes and persistent fever: sometimes a precursor of AIDS Abbr.: ARC …   From formal English to slang

  • AIDS-related complex — /aydz ri lay tid/ Pathol. a syndrome caused by the AIDS virus and characterized primarily by chronically swollen lymph nodes and persistent fever: sometimes a precursor of AIDS. Abbr.: ARC * * * …   Universalium

  • AIDS-related complex — noun Date: 1984 a group of symptoms (as fever, weight loss, and lymphadenopathy) that is associated with the presence of antibodies to HIV and is followed by the development of AIDS in a certain proportion of cases …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Aids-related complex — noun the symptoms of a person who is affected with the Aids virus but does not necessarily develop the disease …   English new terms dictionary

  • AIDS-related complex — /ˌeɪdz rəleɪtəd ˈkɒmplɛks/ (say .aydz ruhlaytuhd kompleks) noun a syndrome, caused by the HIV virus, which is sometimes a precursor to AIDS; symptoms are swelling of the lymph nodes and fever. Also, ARC …   Australian English dictionary

  • AIDS-related complex — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : a group of symptoms (as fever, weight loss, and lymphadenopathy) that is associated with the presence of antibodies to HIV and is followed by the development of AIDS in a certain proportion of cases abbreviation ARC …   Useful english dictionary

  • AIDS dementia complex — (ADC; also known as HIV dementia, HIV encephalopathy and HIV associated dementia) is a common neurological disorder associated with HIV infection and AIDS. It is a metabolic encephalopathy induced by HIV infection and fueled by immune activation… …   Wikipedia

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