kissing disease


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kissing disease

n. Informal
Infectious mononucleosis.
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Noun1.kissing disease - an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstreamkissing disease - an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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Infectious mononucleosis is also known as kissing disease or Pfeiffer's disease.
Mononucleosis is known by varied names including Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) or EBV Infectious Mononucleosis or glandular fever or Pfeiffer's disease or Filatov's disease or sometimes colloquially as the kissing disease.
Inside this heartshaped box are five mini microbes: a sperm cell, an egg cell, kissing disease, penicillin and an exclusive pink Amoeba.
A COLD sores are often called the kissing disease meaning they can be contracted, and passed on, by kissing.