respiratory syncytial virus

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respiratory syncytial virus

n. Abbr. RSV
An RNA virus that causes minor respiratory infections in adults and bronchitis and bronchopneumonia in children.

respiratory syncytial virus

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(Pathology) a myxovirus causing infections of the nose and throat, esp in young children. It is thought to be involved in some cot deaths. Abbreviation: RSV
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Noun1.respiratory syncytial virus - a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)
paramyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles
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Contract notice: Supply of medicinal products to the program - prevention of rs virus infections in children with chronic lung disease - for the institute "czmp" - pe / 142/2014.
Jun Fuchimoto, a researcher from the beer company, said: "The RS virus can cause serious pneumonia and breathing difficulties for infants and toddlers, but no vaccination is available at the moment to contain it.
Fuchimoto noted that the research team also found that humulone alleviated inflammation caused by infection from the RS virus.