Definition of Parainfluenza virus

1. Noun. A virus that causes upper respiratory infection (including the common cold and bronchiolitis); most often in children.

Generic synonyms: Adenovirus



Medical Definition of Parainfluenza virus

1. Species of the Paramyxoviridae, there are four types. Type 1 is also called Sendai virus or Haemagglutinating virus of Japan (HVJ) and the inactivated form is used to bring about cell fusion. Types 2-4 cause mild respiratory infections in humans. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parainfluenza Virus

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parahippocampal
parahippocampal gyri
parahippocampal gyruses
parahopeite
parahormone
parahuman
parahumans
parahydrogen
parahypnosis
parahypophysis
paraiba tourmaline
parail
parainfluenza
parainfluenza virus (current term)
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parajamesonite
parajejunal fossa
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parakappacism
parakeet
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parakeratoses
parakeratosis
parakeratosis ostracea
parakeratosis variegata

Literary usage of Parainfluenza virus

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"1) Several years ago we compared the protective effect of (i) experimental infection with type 1 parainfluenza virus and (ii) parenteral administration of ..."

2. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, and parainfluenza virus type 3 are the most common causes of the most common illness in young children. ..."

3. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and parainfluenza virus are isolated in cases of bronchitis (Chanock and Parrott, 1965), but symptoms of bronchitis may ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... adenoviruses, parainfluenza virus types 1, 2, 3, influenza virus types A and B, and enteroviruses by tissue culture isolation procedure, enzyme-linked ..."

5. Ensuring an Infectious Disease Workforce: Education and Training Needs for by Stacey Knobler (2006)
"... is being applied to several viruses, particularly to negative stranded RNA respiratory viruses such as influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, ..."

6. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... parainfluenza virus, and these viruses may be responsible for the generation and release of allergic mediators from human lung cells (69). ..."

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