Definition of Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

1. Noun. A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles.

Exact synonyms: Aids
Generic synonyms: Immunodeficiency, Infectious Disease

Definition of Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

1. Noun. (disease) An infectious disease, caused by HIV, that causes the gradual degeneration of the body's immune system. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

acquired agammaglobulinaemia
acquired centric relation
acquired character
acquired cuticle
acquired drives
acquired eccentric relation
acquired epileptic aphasia
acquired haemolytic anaemia
acquired haemolytic icterus
acquired hemochromatosis
acquired hyperlipidaemia
acquired hyperlipoproteinaemia
acquired hypogammaglobulinaemia
acquired ichthyosis
acquired immune deficiency syndrome (current term)
acquired immunity
acquired immunodeficiency disease
acquired leukoderma
acquired leukopathia
acquired megacolon
acquired methemoglobinaemia
acquired mutation
acquired nevus
acquired pellicle
acquired reflex
acquired sensitivity
acquired taste
acquired tastes

Literary usage of Acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Plum Book: U. S. Government Policy and Supporting Positions: Salaries (1993)
"... NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION 'Appointed by the Mayor of the Di•trict of Columbia. NATIONAL COMMISSION ON acquired immune deficiency syndrome ..."

2. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1993)
"AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) The shadow of the deadly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) now stretches into virtually every corner of the ..."

3. Foreign Assistance: U. S. Had Made Slow Progress in Involving Women in edited by David R. Martin, Audrey E. Solis, Wyley P. Neal (1997)
"... on a workshop to provide information and advice on the special concerns of Ugandan women regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). ..."

4. Global Challenge and Local Response: Initiatives for Economic Regeneration by Walter B. Stöhr (1990)
"It is almost as though entire local and regional communities had succumbed to a societal 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome' as a result of the 'virus' of ..."

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