latent period


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latent period

n.
1. The interval between exposure to an infectious organism or a carcinogen and the clinical appearance of disease.
2. The interval between stimulus and response.
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latent period

n
1. (Pathology) the incubation period of an infectious disease, before symptoms appear
2. (Psychology) another name for latent time
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la′tent pe`riod


n.
1. Also, latency period. the interval between exposure to a carcinogen, toxin, or disease-causing organism and development of a consequent disease.
2. the interval between a stimulus and response.
Also called latency.
[1830–40]
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latent period

The incubation period of a disease; the time elapsing between an infection and the appearance of symptoms.
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Noun1.latent period - the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
2.latent period - the time that elapses before the presence of a disease is manifested by symptoms
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
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So, this emphasises the importance of careful and continuing observation and repeated clinical examination of individual with Latent Period
Latent period for malignant mesothelioma of occupational origin.
It was reported that the latent period for good visual outcomes was 6 weeks in unilateral visual deprivation and 10 weeks in bilateral visual deprivation when conducting lens extraction and IOL implantation at the same time [15-17].
Therefore, to overcome the above-mentioned defect, computer virus models with infectivity in latent period have received much attention in recent years [21-26].
Bladder tumor is considered to be a middle-aged disease because of the requirement of latent period for the occurrence of the effects of these factors.
The latent period, rise period and the burst size of the phage were determined by countable number of plaques and phage titre (titer: plaque-forming unit (p.f.u)) during 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 minutes.
In the present paper, an improved model for propagation of computer virus propagation model in the network is introduced and studied by incorporating the delay due to the latent period of the computer viruses and the delay due to the period that the antivirus software needs to clean the viruses in the active computers into the model proposed in [19].
The rise period and latent period, as well as the burst size of each phage, were calculated by fitting the one-step growth curve into a 4-parameter sigmoidal model [53] as follows: [Mathematical expression not reproducible.], where [P.sub.t] was the log phage-density (PFU [mL.sup.-1]) at time t (min), [P.sub.0] was the initial log phage-density at time 0 (min), tr was the rise period (min), a was the log density (PFU [mL.sup.-1]) of virions per infected cell, and b was the maximum rate of exponential phage growth (min-1).
where [delta] is the recruitment constant, [[beta].sub.1] and [[beta].sub.2] are rates of efficient contact in the latent period and infected period, respectively, [mu] > 0 is the natural death rate, [gamma] > 0 is the transfer rate from the exposed to the infectious compartment, [[alpha].sub.1] [greater than or equal to] 0, [[alpha].sub.2] [greater than or equal to] 0 are rates of disease-caused death, and [kappa] is the rate coefficient of segregation after disease.
In model (1), A is a constant recruitment rate of susceptible immigration, 1/[sigma] is the mean latent period, [mu] is the natural death, and [[mu].sub.1] is the case fatality rate per unit time.