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n. pl. en·ter·o·vi·rus·es
Any of a genus of picornaviruses, including polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses, that infect the gastrointestinal tract and often spread to other areas of the body, especially the nervous system.

en′ter·o·vi′ral adj.


n, pl -viruses
(Microbiology) any of a group of viruses that occur in and cause diseases of the gastrointestinal tract


(ˌɛn tə roʊˈvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, including poliovirus, that infect the human gastrointestinal tract and cause diseases of the nervous system.
en`ter•o•vi′ral, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
picornavirus - a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat
poliovirus - the virus causing poliomyelitis
hepatitis A virus - the virus causing hepatitis A
Coxsackie virus, coxsackievirus - enterovirus causing a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis
echovirus - any of a group of viruses associated with various diseases including viral meningitis and mild respiratory disorders and diarrhea in newborn infants


n. enterovirus, grupo de virus que infecta el tubo digestivo y que puede ocasionar enfermedades respiratorias y trastornos neurológicos.
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This result agreed with the finding of Riding, Stewart, Clements, and Galbraith (1996), who used RT-PCR and observed a year-round occurrence of enteroviruses associated with aseptic meningitis.
The same group includes rhinoviruses, associated with the common cold, and enteroviruses, which cause stomach upsets.
They include rhinoviruses, which are associated with the common cold, and enteroviruses, which cause stomach upsets.
Campylobacter jejuni and enteroviruses were used for the analysis; concentrations for these organisms in different kinds of surface waters were taken from the literature, and concentration distributions constructed.
While only 9 of 489 (2%) enterovirus isolates identified in 2002 were E13, indicating a return to a quiescent state in the United States, the other findings demonstrate the ability of enteroviruses to emerge and spread quickly, and to potentially cause serious illness, the investigators said.
Other studies presented at the conference confirm that pleconaril also benefits patients suffering from more serious diseases--viral meningitis and bloodborne infections caused by enteroviruses, which are close relatives of rhinoviruses.
ATHENS, Ohio -- Diagnostic HYBRIDS announces the release of its D3 IFA Enterovirus Identification Kit for the qualitative identification of enteroviruses in cell culture by immunofluorescence.
Enteroviruses and hepatitis A and E viruses are enteric viruses with a very wide range of health effects.
So far, McKinlay says WIN 51,711 is somewhat more effective against enteroviruses -- the picornavirus family's major class of nonrhinoviruses causing human disease -- than against cold viruses.
Enteroviruses cause a wide variety of disease ranging from polio, meningitis-encephalitis, myocarditis, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, conjunctivitis, and numerous other syndromes associated with intestinal organs.
To the Editor: Each year, nonpolio enteroviruses cause 10-15 million infections in the United States (1).
Enteroviruses cause 85-95% of viral meningitis cases, which typically self-resolve in a week to ten days unlike bacterial meningitis, which is potentially fatal.