Roseola Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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Acetaminophen: A nonaspirin pain reliever or analgesic. Acetaminophen may be given alone t...

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Acyclovir: (Brand name: Zovirax) One of a group of antiviral drugs that acts against the h...

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Anticonvulsant: A medication used to control (prevent) seizures (convulsions) or stop an o...

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Antiviral: An agent that kills a virus or that suppresses its ability to replicate and, he...

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Aspirin: Once the Bayer trademark for acetylsalicylic acid, now the common name for this a...

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Benign: Not malignant. A benign tumor is one that does not invade surrounding tissue or sp...

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Complication: In medicine, an unanticipated problem that arises following, and is a result...

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Contagious: capable of being transmitted from one human to another human via direct or ind...

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Convulsion: An abnormal, involuntary contraction of the muscles most typically seen with c...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Diarrhea: A common condition that involves unusually frequent and liquid bowel movements. ...

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Exanthem: A rash. The word "exanthem" comes from the Greek "exanthema" which means "a b...

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Exanthem subitum: Means a sudden rash. A viral disease of infants and young children with ...

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Febrile: Feverish.

Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37...

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Genital: Pertaining to the external and/or internal organs of reproduction.

Genital herpes: An infection by human herpes virus that is transmitted through intimate co...

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Herpes: A family of viruses. Herpes also refers to infection with one of the human herpesv...

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Herpesvirus: One of a family of viruses that contain DNA and that cause infections in huma...

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HHV-6: Human herpesvirus 6.

HHV-7: Human herpesvirus 7.

Human herpesvirus 6: A herpes virus that apparently lies dormant in many people, and is mo...

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Human herpesvirus 7: A herpes virus that causes seizures and other central nervous system ...

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Immune: Protected against infection, usually by the presence of antibodies.

Immune system: A complex system that is responsible for distinguishing a person from every...

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Immunity: The condition of being immune. Immunity can be innate'for example, humans are in...

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Incubation period: In medicine, the time from the moment of exposure to an infectious agen...

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Indicate: In medicine, to make a treatment or procedure advisable because of a particular ...

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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Laboratory: A place for doing tests and research procedures, and for preparing chemicals a...

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Lethal: Deadly.

Lymph: The almost colorless fluid that travels through the lymphatic system, carrying cell...

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Macular: Pertaining to the macula.

Measles: An acute and highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever, runny nose,...

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Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...

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Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...

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Neurological: Having to do with the nerves or the nervous system as, for example, a neurol...

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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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Onset: In medicine, the first appearance of the signs or symptoms of an illness as, for ex...

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Papules: Small solid rounded bumps rising from the skin that are each usually less than 1 ...

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Radiologic: Having to do with radiology.

Rash: Breaking out (eruption) of the skin. A rash can be caused by an underlying medical c...

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Respiratory: Having to do with respiration.

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Reye syndrome: A sudden, sometimes fatal, disease of the brain (encephalopathy) with degen...

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Roseola: Roseola is a childhood illness caused by virus infection characterized by high fe...

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Roseola infantilis: Roseola infantilis is another name for roseola, also formally called r...

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Roseola infantum: Roseola infantum is another name for roseola, also formally called roseo...

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Runny nose: The production of extra mucus by the nose. Rhinorrhea is the medical term for ...

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Saliva: a watery secretion in the mouth produced by the salivary glands that aids in the d...

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Scarlet fever: A skin condition that is due to a streptococcal sore throat or any other st...

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Seizure: Uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain, which may produce a physical conv...

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Sixth disease: A viral disease of infants and young children with sudden onset of high fev...

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Sleep: The body's rest cycle.

Syndrome: A combination of symptoms and signs that together represent a disease process.

Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Tongue: A strong muscle that is anchored to the floor of the mouth. The tongue is covered ...

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Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

Viral: Of or pertaining to a virus. For example, if a person has a viral rash, the rash wa...

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Viral infection: Infection caused by the presence of a virus in the body. Depending on th...

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Virus: A microorganism that is smaller than a bacterium that cannot grow or reproduce apar...

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Viruses: Small living particles that can infect cells and change how the cells function. I...

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