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mumps

 (mŭmps)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
An acute, inflammatory, contagious disease caused by a paramyxovirus and characterized by swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotids, and sometimes of the pancreas, ovaries, or testes. This disease, mainly affecting children, can be prevented by vaccination.

[Perhaps from pl. of dialectal mump, grimace.]

mumps

(mʌmps)
n
(Pathology) (functioning as singular or plural) an acute contagious viral disease of the parotid salivary glands, characterized by swelling of the affected parts, fever, and pain beneath the ear: usually affects children. Also called: epidemic parotitis
[C16: from mump1 (to grimace)]
ˈmumpish adj

mumps

(mʌmps)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usu. other salivary glands, and sometimes by inflammation of the testes or ovaries, caused by a paramyxovirus.
[1590–1600; compare obsolete mump grimace, dial. mump to mumble; expressive word; see -s3]

mumps

(mŭmps)
A contagious disease, usually affecting children, that is caused by a virus. Symptoms include inflammation of the salivary glands, especially those at the back of the jaw.

mumps

Inflammation of the parotid salivary glands, caused by a virus that is spread in saliva.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mumps - an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glandsmumps - an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
parotitis - inflammation of one or both parotid glands
Translations
příušnice
fåresyge
mumps
sikotauti
zaušnjaci
mumpsz
hettusótt
おたふく風邪
볼거리
kiaulytė
cūciņa
mumps
mumps
påssjuka
โรคคางทูม
bệnh quai bị

mumps

[mʌmps] NSINGpaperas fpl
my brother's got mumpsmi hermano tiene paperas

mumps

[ˈmʌmps] noreillons mpl

mumps

n singMumps m or f (inf) no art

mumps

[mʌmps] nsgorecchioni mpl

mumps

(mamps) noun singular
a contagious disease causing painful swelling at the sides of the neck and face.

mumps

الْتِهَابُ الْغُدَةِ الْنِكْفِيَةُ příušnice fåresyge Mumps παρωτίτιδα paperas sikotauti oreillons zaušnjaci orecchioni おたふく風邪 볼거리 bof kusma świnka caxumba, papeira свинка påssjuka โรคคางทูม kabakulak bệnh quai bị 腮腺炎

mumps

n. paperas, parotiditis, enfermedad febril aguda de alta contagiosidad que se caracteriza por la infl. de las glándulas parótidas y otras glándulas salivales.

mumps

n o npl parotiditis f (form), paperas; [Nota: mumps se usa con verbos singulares más que con verbos plurales.]
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for the Synthetic DNA sequences for cell culture expression of monoclonal antibodies to mumps virus. This contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b) (SAP) and 41 U.S.C.
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However, the mumps virus can infect adults as well and when it does, possible complications are more likely to be serious.
A confirmed case was defined as identification of mumps virus by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or culture in a person with a probable case.
In the past, antibodies against mumps were boosted by exposure to wild-type mumps virus, but such exposures have become rare for most of us.
Infections, such as Mycoplasma, Coxsackie virus, Mumps virus, Adenovirus, Varicella, herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, Rubeola, Hepatitis A and B, Influenza A and B, Human immunodeficiency virus.
Orchitis, an inflammation of the testicle, commonly caused by the mumps virus, though it can also be the feature of other viruses such as glandular fever.
Unfortunately, the first time a specific agent, a mumps virus for example, enters our body, it takes some time (several days to a couple of weeks) for our lymphocytes to recognize it as a dangerous intruder and produce enough antibodies to eliminate it.
Evolution of mumps virus strains that escaped immune pressure would be expected to result in a higher proportion of cases among children, but not among adolescents and young adults.
Those who have been infected by the mumps virus are advised to temporarily isolate themselves and avoid contact with other people to prevent further spread of the disease.
Blood and biopsy specimens were tested for common causative agents, such as Coxsackieviruses A and B, echoviruses, polioviruses, influenza A and B viruses, respiratory syncytial virus, mumps virus, measles virus, rubella virus, hepatitis C virus, dengue virus, yellow fever virus, Chikungunya virus, human immunodeficiency virus-1, adenoviruses, parvovirus B19, cytomegalovirus, human herpes virus-6, Epstein-Barr virus, varicella-zoster virus, and herpes simplex virus, as recommended [1], but none of these triggers was detected.