acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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acquired immune deficiency syndrome


acquired immune deficiency syndrome


acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

(Pathology) the full name for AIDS



a disease of the immune system characterized by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, to certain cancers, and to neurological disorders: caused by a retrovirus and transmitted chiefly through blood or blood products that enter the body's bloodstream, esp. by sexual contact or contaminated hypodermic needles.
[1982; a(cquired)i(mmune)d(eficiency)s(yndrome)]

ac·quired immune deficiency syndrome

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Noun1.acquired immune deficiency syndrome - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needlesacquired immune deficiency syndrome - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
immunodeficiency - immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
متلازِمة نقص المناعة المكتسب
syndrome d'immunodéficience acquise
sindrome da immunodeficienza acquisita
syndrome comparati defectus immunitatis
síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida
sindromul imunodeficienţei autodobândite
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The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a serious illness and a public health crisis that merits the concern of everyone.
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This attack eventually leads to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
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This month in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control described a new illness -- which was officially named Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome -- or AIDS.
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by a retrovirus called the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1).
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In fact, says Torrey, the patient with the highest interferon level was admitted to the hospital the day before being tested and had never been treated before, although his blood contained as much of the substance as has been reported for patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
AIDSVAX is not a treatment for acquired immune deficiency syndrome or infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS.

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