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paramyxovirus

 [par″ah-mik´so-vi″rus]
any of a family of viruses, including those that cause mumps, measles, and newcastle disease, and the parainfluenza viruses.

Par·a·myx·o·vi·rus

(par'ă-mik'sō-vī'rŭs),
A genus of viruses (family Paramyxoviridae) that includes parainfluenza viruses (types 1 and 3).

paramyxovirus

/para·myxo·vi·rus/ (-mik´so-vi″rus) any virus of the family Paramyxoviridae.

Paramyxovirus

/Para·myxo·vi·rus/ (-mik´so-vi″rus)
1. a genus of viruses (family Paramyxoviridae) that cause chiefly respiratory infections in a variety of vertebrate hosts; included are mumps and parainfluenza viruses.
2. paramyxoviruses; a genus of viruses of the subfamily Paramyxovirinae (family Paramyxoviridae) that cause chiefly respiratory infections in a variety of vertebrate hosts.

paramyxovirus

(păr′ə-mĭk′sə-vī′rəs)
n. pl. paramyxovi·ruses
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses including the respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza viruses, and viruses that cause measles and mumps.

paramyxovirus

[-mik′sōvī′rəs]
Etymology: Gk, para + myxa, mucus; L, virus, poison
a member of a family of viruses that includes the organisms that cause parainfluenza, mumps, and some respiratory infections.

Par·a·myx·o·vi·rus

(par'ă-mik'sō-vī'rŭs)
A genus of viruses that includes Newcastle disease, mumps, and the parainfluenza viruses (types 1-4).

Paramyxovirus

A genus of viruses that includes the causative agent of mumps.
Mentioned in: Mumps

paramyxovirus

a member of the family Paramyxoviridae.

avian p's
avian paramyxovirus-1 causes newcastle disease; avian paramyxovirus-2 causes Yucaipa disease, avian paramyxovirus-3 causes depression, coughing and a drop in egg production in turkeys and occasionally chickens and psittacine birds; avian paramyxovirus-6 causes mild respiratory infection in turkeys.
paramyxovirus encephalomyelitis
a disease of pigs in Mexico, believed to be caused by a paramyxovirus. In addition to encephalomyelitis, there is reproductive failure and corneal opacity. Called also porcine blue eye disease. Mexican blue eye. Paramyxovirus-like agents have also been associated with encephalomyelitis in domestic and large exotic Felidae.