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Program code written to replicate by attaching copies of itself to other objects within the system, and normally also having a detrimental effect. This may range from generation of...

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virus n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 73 words.

a minute particle that is capable of replication but only within living cells. Viruses are too small to be visible with a light microscope or to be trapped by filters. They infect animals,...

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Coxsackie virus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 80 words.

one of a group of RNA-containing viruses that are able to multiply in the gastrointestinal tract (see enterovirus). Type A viruses generally cause less severe diseases,...

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parainfluenza viruses pl. n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 35 words.

a group of large RNA-containing viruses that cause infections of the respiratory tract producing mild influenza-like symptoms. They are included in the paramyxovirus group (...

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Epstein-Barr virus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 55 words.

the virus, belonging to the herpesvirus group, that is the causative agent of glandular fever. It is also implicated in Burkitt’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and hepatitis. [...

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Ebola virus n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 91 words.

a virus responsible for an acute infection in humans with features similar to those of Marburg disease. Transmission is by contact with infected blood and other body fluids. The mortality...

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slow virus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 18 words.

one of a group of infective disease agents now more commonly known as prions.

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human immunodeficiency virus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

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respiratory syncytial virus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 44 words.

a paramyxovirus (see myxovirus) that causes infections of the nose and throat. It is a major cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in young children....

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BBV n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

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blood-borne virus.

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HSV n.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 7 words.

herpes simplex virus: see herpes.

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HCV n.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 7 words.

hepatitis C virus. See hepatitis.

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HAV n.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 7 words.

hepatitis A virus. See hepatitis.

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virology n.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 12 words.

the science of viruses. See also microbiology.

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viraemia n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 13 words.

the presence in the blood of virus particles.

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HTLV n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 26 words.

a family of viruses. HTLV-I a cause of lymphoma. HTLV-III the former name for HIV (the AIDS virus).

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picornavirus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 21 words.

one of a group of small RNA-containing viruses. The group includes Coxsackie viruses, polioviruses, and rhinoviruses.

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echovirus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 44 words.

one of a group of about 30 RNA-containing viruses originally isolated from the human intestinal tract. These viruses were termed ...

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enterovirus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 31 words.

any virus that enters the body through the gastrointestinal tract, multiplies there, and then (generally) invades the central nervous system. Enteroviruses include Coxsackie viruses and...

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papovavirus n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 19 words.

one of a group of small DNA-containing viruses producing tumours in animals and humans.

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dendritic ulcer n.

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in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 20 words.

a branching ulcer of the surface of the cornea caused by herpes simplex virus.

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