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AIDS

 (ādz)
n.
A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immunity that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted primarily by exposure to infected body fluids, especially blood and semen.

[a(cquired) i(mmune) d(eficiency) s(yndrome).]

AIDS

(eɪdz) or

Aids

n acronym for
(Pathology) acquired immune (or immuno-)deficiency syndrome: a condition, caused by a virus, in which certain white blood cells (lymphocytes) are destroyed, resulting in loss of the body's ability to protect itself against disease. AIDS is transmitted by sexual intercourse, through infected blood and blood products, and through the placenta

AIDS

(eɪdz)

n.
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)]

AIDS

(ādz)
Short for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. A severe disease caused by HIV, in which the immune system is attacked and weakened, making the body susceptible to other infections. The virus is transmitted through bodily fluids such as semen and blood.

AIDS

(Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) An immunological disorder in which the body’s immune response system becomes defective, leaving the sufferer open to opportunistic infections and some forms of cancer, such as Kaposi’s sarcoma. It is caused by infection with the HIV virus, transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse or infected blood products.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.AIDS - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needlesAIDS - 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
Translations
Vigs
الإيدزمتلازمة نقص المناعة المكتسبةمَرَضْ الأيدْز المَنَاعَه
СПИН
Sida
AIDS
aids
AIDS
ایدز
AIDS
एड्स
sidaSindrom stečene imunodeficijencije
AIDS
AIDS
AIDSalnæmieyðni
AIDSSIDA
エイズ後天性免疫不全症候群
에이즈후천성면역결핍증
SCDI
AIDSįgyto imunodeficito sindromas
AIDS
എയ്ഡ്സ്
SIDAsíndrome da imunodeficiência adquiridaAIDS
SIDA
aids
aids
SIDAСида
aids
UKIMWI
เอดส์โรคเอดส์
AIDSAİDS
СНІД
AIDSbệnh AIDSSIDASIĐA

AIDS

Aids [eɪdz]
A. N ABBR =Acquired Immune Deficiency SyndromeSIDA m, sida m
B. CPD AIDS campaign Ncampaña f anti-sida
AIDS clinic Nsidatorio m
AIDS sufferer Nenfermo/a m/f del sida
AIDS test Nprueba f del sida
AIDS victim Nvíctima f del sida

AIDS

[ˈeɪdz]
n abbr (=acquired immune deficiency syndrome, acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome) → sida m
modif [research, drugs] → contre le sida; [epidemic] → du sida; [education, prevention] → sur le sida
AIDS patient → malade mf du sida
the AIDS virus → le virus du sidaAIDS-related [ˌeɪdzrɪˈleɪtɪd] adjassocié(e) au sidaAIDS test ntest m de dépistage du sidaaid worker ntravailleur/euse m/f humanitaire

AIDS

, Aids abbr of acquired immune deficiency syndromeAids nt

AIDS

:
AIDS orphan
nAidswaise f
AIDS patient
nAids-Patient(in) m(f)
AIDS-related
adj illness, deathaidsbedingt
AIDS victim
nAids-Kranke(r) mf

AIDS

[eɪdz] n abbr =acquired immune deficiency syndromeAIDS m or f

AIDS

(eidz) abbreviation
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; a disease that affects the immune system. He had a blood test to see if he had AIDS.

AIDS

الإيدز AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS sida AIDS SIDA sida AIDS エイズ 에이즈 aids aids AIDS AIDS, SIDA СПИД AIDS โรคเอดส์ AİDS bệnh AIDS 艾滋病

AIDS

abbr acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. V. syndrome.
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