epidemic parotitis


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parotitis

 [par″o-ti´tis]
inflammation of the parotid gland.
contagious parotitis (epidemic parotitis) mumps.

mumps

(mŭmps),
An acute infectious and contagious disease caused by a mumps virus of the genus Rubulavirus and characterized by fever, inflammation and swelling of the parotid gland, and sometimes of other salivary glands, and occasionally by inflammation of the testis, ovary, pancreas, or meninges.
Synonym(s): epidemic parotitis
[dialectic Eng. mump, a lump or bump]

epidemic parotitis

See mumps.

ep·i·dem·ic pa·rot·i·di·tis

, epidemic parotitis (ep'i-dem'ik pă-rot'i-dī'tis, par-ō-tītis)
An acute infectious and contagious disease caused by a paramyxovirus and characterized by fever, inflammation and swelling of the parotid gland, and sometimes of other salivary glands, and occasionally by inflammation of the testis, ovary, pancreas, or meninges.
Synonym(s): mumps.

Epidemic parotitis

The medical name for mumps.
Mentioned in: Mumps

mumps

(mŭmps)
An acute infectious and contagious disease caused by a mumps virus of the genus Rubulavirus and characterized by fever, inflammation, and swelling of the parotid gland, and sometimes of other salivary glands, and occasionally by inflammation of the testis, ovary, pancreas, or meninges.
Synonym(s): epidemic parotitis.