(redirected from Virality)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


pertaining to or caused by a virus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Of, pertaining to, or caused by a virus.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. Of, relating to, or caused by a virus.
2. Of or relating to the rapid propagation of information, ideas, or trends by means of social networks rather than conventional mass media: viral marketing.

vi′ral·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


Of, pertaining to, or caused by a virus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Inflammation of the liver, due usually to viral infection but sometimes to toxic agents.
[hepat- + -itis]

hep·a·ti·tis, vi·ral, non-A, non-B

(NANB) (hepă-tītis, vīrăl)
Disease due to viral agents other than hepatitis viruses A or B.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about viral

Q. What are the causes of viral blisters on the skin? For a few months now I've been having these hard viral blisters on my fingers. The only way to get rid of them is with freezed carbon. It does go away with that treatment- after a few weeks but then a new one appears. How can I prevent it from "attacking" again??

A. These viral blisters you are describing are caused by HPV (papilloma virus), and are very hard to get rid of without treatment with freezed carbon. Many of us have the virus but not everyone gets the actual infection. There is not a proved way of preventing from it to happen again after treatment, unfortunately..

More discussions about viral
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
This event shows that virality plays an important role: The movement spread to other areas, and through networked communication, it could spread even further, as was the case for the Arab Spring (Castells, 2012).
BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti pointedly states that sharing on social networks is more important than direct traffic, because sharing globally propels content at astounding rates (virality) and accounts for over half of BuzzFeed's users (Shontell, 2012).
According to Tech Crunch, the Six startups joining Microsoft's new, late stage accelerator program include, Praxify, Thinxtream, Touchfone, ZingHR and Zoom, while, the startups joining regular, early stage incubation program include Appointy, App Virality, Bookpad, Boutline, Imly, InstaSafe, IntouchApp, Metaome, Sliderule and Voonik.
'We weren't expecting the virality out of it,' Robinsons Malls Deputy Marketing Director, Kaths Laudit-Chong said.
Charting the demonstration from its inception in Toronto in 2011 to its emergence as a global phenomenon in more than 200 cities and 40 nations by 2014, Mendes argues that SlutWalk's virality renders it an intriguing case for examining the perceptions of sexual assault and feminist activism.
And this requires more original ideas, faster reactions, more powerful virality and stronger subjects.
This is especially critical with today's range of communication channels and virality of online content.”
Bickert said Facebook also reduces by an average of 80 percent the virality of a content that is 'likely false.'
The language of virality and explosion that has become a stereotypical feature of discussions of Internet phenomena (Sampson, 2012) is quite appropriate for analyzing the performance of the KKS Facebook page in Egypt and the DRY page in Spain.
With our films in the top 1 per cent of virality (Millward Brown), the chan- nel has generated more than 50 million plays and has been a huge success for Pepsi Max, achieving broadcast reach at a fraction of the cost of tradi- tional models while delivering significant shifts in brand equity and purchase intent.
Los Angeles, CA, September 01, 2013 --( StoryAlity Theory, a new scientific theory of film virality predicts that in January 2014, a new theatrical motion picture will enter the list of the Top 20 RoI (return on investment) films of all time.