(redirected from Cytomegalo)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Cytomegalo: cytomegalovirus, CMV, Human Cytomegalovirus


n. Abbr. CMV
Any of a group of herpesviruses that attack and enlarge epithelial cells. Such viruses also cause a disease of infants characterized by circulatory dysfunction and microcephaly.


(Microbiology) a virus of the herpes virus family that may cause serious disease in patients whose immune systems are compromised. Abbreviation: CMV


(ˌsaɪ toʊˌmɛg ə loʊˈvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
a herpesvirus that produces abnormal enlargement of epithelial cells, usu. mildly infectious but a cause of pneumonia in immunodeficient persons and severe systemic damage in the newborn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cytomegalovirus - any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin


n. citomegalovirus, grupo de virus pertenecientes a la familia Herpesviridae que infectan humanos y otros animales, y son causantes de la enfermedad de inclusión citomegálica.

cytomegalovirus (CMV)

n citomegalovirus m (CMV)
References in periodicals archive ?
Stagno S, Whitley RI (1999) Herpes Virus Infections in Neonates and Children: Cytomegalo Virus and Herpes Simplex Virus.
Hepatitis B surface antibody (HB-sAg), anti hepatitis C virsu (HCV), anti human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Cytomegalo and Epstein-Barr virus were negative, whereas Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Adeno virus IgM were slightly positive.
Globally, one baby out of every 1,000 is born deaf, with hearing loss commonly associated with genetic predispositions, complications during birth, or diseases such as rubella, the cytomegalo virus or herpes.
Class Diseases Prevention Class1 Measles, mumps, rubella, Vaccines available Risk tetanus, diphlheria, minimal polioniyeitis, influenza, fungal infecton Class 2 Gonoirhofla, syphiis, No vaccines But treatment granutoma inguinale, is available Risk more lympho granuloma venerum, than class 1 candidiasis, staphylococcus aureus, pp A streptococcus Class 3 Varicella, hep simplex, High rate of cytomegalo virus, EBV prevalence Troublesome clinically Class 4 HBV, HCV, HDV, HIV No vaccine, except HBV, Disease fatal Universal precaution should be taken Class 5 TB Vaccine not 100% effective Air home transmission Highest risk Respiratory precautions
4) Many studies have shown the presence of HSV viruses like Herpes simplex-1(HSV-1) Human cytomegalo virus(HCMV) and Epstein -Barr virus(EBV) in periodontal sites.

Full browser ?