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n. Abbr. CMV
Any of a group of herpesviruses that attack and enlarge epithelial cells. Such viruses also cause a disease of infants characterized by circulatory dysfunction and microcephaly.


(Microbiology) a virus of the herpes virus family that may cause serious disease in patients whose immune systems are compromised. Abbreviation: CMV


(ˌsaɪ toʊˌmɛg ə loʊˈvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
a herpesvirus that produces abnormal enlargement of epithelial cells, usu. mildly infectious but a cause of pneumonia in immunodeficient persons and severe systemic damage in the newborn.
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Noun1.cytomegalovirus - any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin


n. citomegalovirus, grupo de virus pertenecientes a la familia Herpesviridae que infectan humanos y otros animales, y son causantes de la enfermedad de inclusión citomegálica.

cytomegalovirus (CMV)

n citomegalovirus m (CMV)
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Seroprevalence of human cytomegalovirus among hemodialysis patients in Diayala province.
Socio-demographic factors associated with IgG and IgM seroprevalence for human cytomegalovirus infection in adult populations of Pakistan: a seroprevalence survey.
Objectives: We aimed to study viral replication and serological response in the first months post kidney transplant in patients undergoing universal prophylaxis or preemptive therapy and correlate the findings with the clinical course of Human cytomegalovirus infection.
The 72-kilodalton IE-1 protein of human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a potent inducer of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in human dermal fibroblasts.
Of the approximately 120 identified different herpes virus, eight major types are known to infect human namely Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and 2, Varicella--Zoster virus (VZV), Epstein - Barr virus (EBV), Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), Human herpes Virus- 6 (HHV-6), Human herpes virus-7 (HHV-7), Human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8).
Subgingival Human Cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr Virus in Patients with Aggressive Periodontitis in Ahwaz, Iran.
Human cytomegalovirus kinetics following institution of artesunate after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Human cytomegalovirus clinical isolates carry at least 19 genes not found in laboratory strains.
Human cytomegalovirus infection levels in glioblastoma multiforme are of prognostic value for survival.
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Human cytomegalovirus activation of ERK and myeloid cell leukemia-1 protein correlates with survival of latently infected cells.

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