infectious mononucleosis(redirected from The kissing disease)
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A common, acute, infectious disease, usually affecting young people, caused by Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and lymphocyte abnormalities. Also called glandular fever.
(Pathology) an acute infectious disease, caused by Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by fever, sore throat, swollen and painful lymph nodes, and abnormal lymphocytes in the blood. Also called: glandular fever
an acute infectious form of mononucleosis associated with Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by sudden fever and a benign swelling of lymph nodes.
An acute infection by a herpes virus that results in symptoms such as lethargy, painful swollen lymph nodes, and may last for a long time.
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|Noun||1.||infectious mononucleosis - an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing|
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
n. mononucleosis infecciosa, enfermedad común en jóvenes, causada por el Epstein-Barr virus con síntomas de ganglios inflamados y dolor de garganta.