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her·pes

 (hûr′pēz)
n.
Any of several viral infections marked by the eruption of small vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes, especially herpes simplex.

[Middle English, from Latin herpēs, from Greek, from herpein, to creep.]

her·pet′ic (hər-pĕt′ĭk) adj.

herpes

(ˈhɜːpiːz)
n
(Pathology) any of several inflammatory diseases of the skin, esp herpes simplex, characterized by the formation of small watery blisters. See also genital herpes
[C17: via Latin from Greek: a creeping, from herpein to creep]

her•pes

(ˈhɜr piz)

n.
1. any of several diseases caused by herpesvirus, characterized by eruption of blisters on the skin or mucous membranes.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin: cutaneous eruption < Greek hérpēs literally, a creeping; c. Latin serpēns serpent]

her·pes

(hûr′pēz)
Any of several infections caused by a virus, characterized by the eruption of painful blisters on the skin or a mucous membrane.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membraneherpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
herpes simplex - an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus; affects the skin and nervous system; produces small temporary (but sometimes painful) blisters on the skin and mucous membranes
herpes zoster, shingles, zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
2.herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
herpes simplex virus, herpes simplex - a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
herpes zoster virus, herpes zoster - a herpes virus that causes shingles
EBV, Epstein-Barr virus - the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
CMV, cytomegalovirus - any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
varicella zoster virus - the member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpox
Translations
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herpes

[ˈhɜːpiːz] Nherpes m

herpes

[ˈhɜːrpiːz] nherpès m

herpes

n (Med) → Herpes m; herpes labialisHerpes mlabialis, Lippen-/Gesichtsherpes m

herpes

[ˈhɜːpiːz] nherpes m

herpes

n herpes m; — simplex herpes simple, herpes simplex; — zoster herpes zóster, culebrilla (fam), zona m (fam); labial — herpes labial, fuego (fam), calentura (fam), erupción en los labios (debida al herpes)
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El herpes labial es una enfermedad causada por el virus del herpes simple VHS-1.
The virus is intermittently present in the mouth of healthy carriers and is spread by personal contact; genital herpes is spread by s3xual contact with an infected person and is a venereal disease.
Washington DC [USA], Nov 29 ( ANI ): A team of researchers has identified a protein that could prevent cancer by restricting a type of herpes virus from replicating.
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When in doubt, the best policy is to consult your doctor, but pimples and the sores associated with herpes often show up with different features.
All cases of herpes zoster visiting Dermatology outpatient department of district government hospital Gulbarga were taken into study.
Risk of herpes zoster in patients with underlying diseases: a retrospective hospital-based cohort study.
Drugs include acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir are prescribed for genital herpes therapy and based on the condition drugs are given to patient orally and intravenously.
Herpes viruses are usually found in infected secretions such as saliva, may cause oral mucosa lesions during the primary infections, are capable of indefinite latency, and may be reactivated under various conditions.
Herpes simplex virus is categorized into two types: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
GlobalData epidemiologists forecast an increase in the diagnosed incident cases of genital herpes in the 7MM from 405,319 in 2013 to 448,525 diagnosed incident cases in 2023, at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 1.