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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recorded a case of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Jamaica in 1982, and within 14 years the number ballooned to over 10,000, reports CANA (November 15, 1998):
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