parainfluenza virus
noun Date: 1959 any of several paramyxoviruses (genera Respirovirus and Rubulavirus) that are associated with or responsible for some respiratory infections especially in children — called also parainfluenza

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  • parainfluenza virus — noun a virus that causes upper respiratory infection (including the common cold and bronchiolitis); most often in children • Hypernyms: ↑adenovirus * * * ¦parəˌ… noun or parainfluenza Etymology: para (I) + influenza …   Useful english dictionary

  • parainfluenza virus — para·in·flu·en·za virus par ə .in flü .en zə n any of several single stranded RNA viruses (genera Respirovirus and Rubulavirus) of the family Paramyxoviridae that are associated with or responsible for some respiratory infections esp. in children …   Medical dictionary

  • parainfluenza virus — Species of the Paramyxoviridae; there are four types: Type 1 is also known as Sendai virus or Haemagglutinating virus of Japan (HVJ), and the inactivated form is used to bring about cell fusion. Types 2 4 cause mild respiratory infections in… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • parainfluenza virus pneumonia — viral pneumonia caused by the parainfluenza 3 virus, usually seen in children or immunocompromised adults; characteristics include fever, cough, and dyspnea …   Medical dictionary

  • human parainfluenza virus 2 — a virus of the genus Rubulavirus that causes croup in young children. Called also acute laryngotracheobronchitis v., CA v., and croup associated v …   Medical dictionary

  • human parainfluenza virus 4 — a virus of the genus Rubulavirus that causes upper respiratory infections, chiefly in young children …   Medical dictionary

  • human parainfluenza virus 1 — a paramyxovirus of the genus Respirovirus that causes croup in young children and mild upper respiratory infections in older children and adults. Called also acute laryngotracheobronchitis v., CA v., and croup associated v …   Medical dictionary

  • human parainfluenza virus 3 — a paramyxovirus of the genus Respirovirus that causes croup and lower respiratory tract infections in young children …   Medical dictionary

  • Parainfluenza — Virus Parainfluenza wird durch verschiedene Humane Parainfluenzaviren aus der Familie der Paramyxoviren verursacht. Die Viren lösen grippeähnliche Symptome aus. Die Durchseuchungsrate bei Kindern bis zehn Jahren liegt bei 90%. Die Viren sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Virus du Nil Occidental — Virus du Nil occidental …   Wikipédia en Français

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