Definition of Rotavirus

1. Noun. The reovirus causing infant enteritis.

Generic synonyms: Reovirus



Definition of Rotavirus

1. Noun. Any of a group of wheel-shaped viruses, of the genus ''Rotavirus'', that causes gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and animals. ¹

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Definition of Rotavirus

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Medical Definition of Rotavirus

1. Genus of the Reoviridae having a double layered capsid and 11 double stranded RNA molecules in the genome. They have a wheel like appearance in the electron microscope and cause acute diarrhoeal disease in their mammalian and avian hosts. Probably the most important cause of severe dehydrating diarrhoea in children under three years of age worldwide. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, low-grade fever and diarrhoea. Aggressive fluid replacement is generally required. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rotavirus

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rotavirus (current term)
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Literary usage of Rotavirus

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1. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"rotavirus Diarrhea in the Child Care Setting rotavirus is one type of virus that causes ... rotavirus infection usually occurs during the winter months. ..."

2. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"Rota virus Description rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis among infants and young children in the United States. ..."

3. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"Incidence The CDC estimates that 3.5 million cases of rotavirus diarrhea occur each year.10 rotavirus infection, the most common cause of diarrhea in ..."

4. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"All rotavirus-positive specimens were confirmed. Analysis. The frequency with which patients were infected with the pathogens was calculated directly; ..."

5. General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in 1998: Report of the Joint edited by William Roth, Bill Archer (2000)
"Reasons for Change rotavirus gastroenteritis is a highly contagious disease among young children that can lead to life-threatening diarrhea, cramps, ..."

6. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1993)
"Diarrhea caused by rotavirus, a tiny wheel-shaped organism discovered only in 1973, ... rotavirus infects an estimated 140 million persons annually, ..."

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