Definition of Mumps

1. Noun. An acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands.

Exact synonyms: Epidemic Parotitis
Generic synonyms: Infectious Disease
Terms within: Parotitis



Definition of Mumps

1. n. Sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks.

Definition of Mumps

1. Acronym. '''M'''assachusetts General Hospital '''U'''tility '''M'''ulti-'''P'''rograming '''S'''ystem; a programming language (and database) developed originally to be specifically for hierarchically arranged records, such as medical records. ¹

2. Noun. (pathology) A contagious disease caused by a virus of the genus ''Rubulavirus'', mostly occurring in childhood, which causes swelling of glands in the face and neck. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of mump) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mumps

1. mump [v] - See also: mump

Medical Definition of Mumps

1. An infectious acute viral disease affecting the parotid glands. The gonads, meninges and pancreas can also be affected. The causative agent is a paramyxovirus. Humans are the only natural host for this disease. Common symptoms include weakness, fever, sore throat, malaise and puffiness to the cheeks (due to parotid gland swelling). Patients are contagious 1 day prior to the onset of swelling until the swelling is gone. Recovery is generally in 2 weeks. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Mumps

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"DURING the past winter, at Camp Lee, we have been afforded a rare opportunity of studying mumps in adults. Nine cases of cerebral complications in frank ..."

2. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"mumps in the Child Care Setting mumps is caused by the mumps virus. Although mumps does not usually cause serious longterm problems, the acute symptoms, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"In contrast, un- conjugated mumps antiserum inflicted .E 60 I о. о о ex i— о о Ф no visible injury in mumps-infected cultures. Confirmatory evidence for the ..."

4. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"mumps (Epidemic Parotitis) mumps usually occurs between the ages of 5 .to ... As a military problem, mumps frequentl occurs in men between 21 and 31 years. ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1878)
"Of the Nature of mumps.—M. Fehr, after observing several cases of mumps with the greatest exactness, decides that it is right to consider the disease as ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children by John Forsyth Meigs (1877)
"mumps is an acute febrile specific disease, contagious and epidemic ; occurring but once in ... Some authors, as Niemeyer, object to classifying mumps with ..."

7. A Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1890)
"mumps is a constitutional or blood disease with local manifestations. It occurs chiefly in childhood, youth, ¡mil early manhood, cases being rare in infancy ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"DURING the past winter, at Camp Lee, we have been afforded a rare opportunity of studying mumps in adults. Nine cases of cerebral complications in frank ..."

9. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"mumps in the Child Care Setting mumps is caused by the mumps virus. Although mumps does not usually cause serious longterm problems, the acute symptoms, ..."

10. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"In contrast, un- conjugated mumps antiserum inflicted .E 60 I о. о о ex i— о о Ф no visible injury in mumps-infected cultures. Confirmatory evidence for the ..."

11. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"mumps (Epidemic Parotitis) mumps usually occurs between the ages of 5 .to ... As a military problem, mumps frequentl occurs in men between 21 and 31 years. ..."

12. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1878)
"Of the Nature of mumps.—M. Fehr, after observing several cases of mumps with the greatest exactness, decides that it is right to consider the disease as ..."

13. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children by John Forsyth Meigs (1877)
"mumps is an acute febrile specific disease, contagious and epidemic ; occurring but once in ... Some authors, as Niemeyer, object to classifying mumps with ..."

14. A Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1890)
"mumps is a constitutional or blood disease with local manifestations. It occurs chiefly in childhood, youth, ¡mil early manhood, cases being rare in infancy ..."

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