infectious mononucleosis definition

  • noun:
    • a typical, acute, infectious illness, generally influencing teenagers, brought on by Epstein-Barr virus and described as temperature, inflamed lymph nodes, throat pain, and lymphocyte abnormalities. Also called glandular temperature.
    • an acute disease characterized by temperature and inflamed lymph nodes and an abnormal enhance of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes within the bloodstream; not extremely infectious; some believe it may be sent by kissing

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