common cold virus

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com·mon cold vi·rus

any of the numerous strains of virus etiologically associated with the common cold, chiefly the rhinoviruses, but also strains of adenovirus, coxsackievirus, echovirus, and parainfluenza virus.
Synonym(s): cold virus
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We're trying to determine if this is a host defect in terms of how these kids handle the common cold versus whether or not there are certain strains of the common cold virus that are more likely to get kids to wheeze.
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Cohen's group gives volunteers the common cold virus to safely test how these various factors affect the body's ability to fight off disease.
His team looked at sleep patterns of 164 volunteers for a week then exposed them to the common cold virus and monitored their health for another week.
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