Definition of Incubation period

1. Noun. The period between infection and the appearance of symptoms of the disease.

Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period



Definition of Incubation period

1. Noun. (epidemiology) The time elapsed between an exposure to a pathogenic organism, a chemical or radiation, and the appearance of signs and symptoms. ¹

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Medical Definition of Incubation period

1. The time from the moment of inoculation (exposure) to the development of the clinical manifestations of a particular infectious disease. (13 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Incubation period

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"incubation period of tabes: This is calculated from the statements of in persons ... The incubation period ranges from three years to forty-five (i case), ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"The incubation-period of scarlet fever, for instance, has been variously estimated at from one day to one month; no one of the large number of cases ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1916)
"incubation period 31 days. Death in 1 day. Paralysis and dyspnea. ... Incubation period 6 days. Death in 2 days. Paralysis of hind legs and respiratory ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1902)
"Tetanus Cases, Showing incubation period. Shortest period, six days; longest period, ... The usual incubation period varies from seven to nine days. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"This duration of the incubation period is quite exceptional. From the medulla of this case two other rabbits were inoculated by trephining; they both showed ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1879)
"A knowledge of the incubation-period of the several infectious diseases is of ... In this disease the incubation-period is usually assumed to be twelve days ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"The parasite requires for its complete development about twice the normal incubation period of the host egg at any given temperature. ..."

8. Typhoid Fever Considered as a Problem of Scientific Medicine by Frederick Parker Gay (1918)
"THE incubation period In common with all other infectious diseases, there occurs a definite incubation period following the ingestion of typhoid bacilli, ..."

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