Definition of Toxoplasmosis

1. Noun. Infection caused by parasites transmitted to humans from infected cats; if contracted by a pregnant woman it can result in serious damage to the fetus.

Generic synonyms: Infection

Definition of Toxoplasmosis

1. Noun. a parasitic disease caused by the parasite ''Toxoplasma gondii'' ¹

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Definition of Toxoplasmosis

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Medical Definition of Toxoplasmosis

1. An acute or chronic, widespread disease of animals and humans caused by the obligate intracellular protozoon Toxoplasma gondii, transmitted by oocysts containing the pathogen in the faeces of cats (the definitive host), usually by contaminated soil, direct exposure to infected faeces, tissue cysts in infected meat or tachyzoites (proliferating forms) in blood. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Toxoplasmosis

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1. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"... rubella, cytomega- lovirus, or toxoplasmosis; malformations involving the head or neck (eg, dysmorphic and syndromal abnormalities, clef t palate, ..."

2. Healthy People, 2010: Conference Editionby Donna E. Shalala by Donna E. Shalala (2000)
"As with other parasitic diseases, diagnostic laboratory testing for toxoplasmosis often is not available or is done infrequently. ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"More information on the incidence of spontaneous toxoplasmosis in poultry and the lesions resulting from experimental toxoplasmosis in different breeds and ..."

4. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1995)
"toxoplasmosis: toxoplasmosis is an infection that is caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma ... The most common site of toxoplasmosis is the brain. ..."

5. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"... Parasitic Diseases (130-136) 130 toxoplasmosis Includes: infection by toxoplasma gondii toxoplasmosis (acquired) 130.5 Hepatitis due to toxoplasmosis 2. ..."

6. Women And HIV Disease: Falling Through the Cracks (1993)
"... toxoplasmosis a. recent onset of a focal neurologic abnormality consis- of the brain tent with intracranial disease or a reduced level of consciousness; ..."

7. National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"toxoplasmosis—A parasitic disease usually causing no symptoms. ... toxoplasmosis can infect and damage an unborn child while producing mild or no symptoms ..."

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