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latent

 [la´tent]
dormant or concealed; not manifest; potential.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·tent

(lā'tent),
Not manifest, dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

latent

(lāt′nt)
adj.
1. Medicine Present but not symptomatic: a latent virus.
2. Biology Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes: a latent bud.
3. Psychology Present and accessible in the unconscious mind but not consciously expressed.

la′tent·ly adv.
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latent

adjective Dormant. Cf Active.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

la·tent

(lā'tĕnt)
Not manifest; dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

latent

Present but not manifest. Not yet having an effect.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

latent

inactive, but having the potential for activity as in dormant buds or the resting stages of organisms.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Latent

A nonactive virus which is in a dormant state within a cell. The herpes virus is latent in the nervous system.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·tent

(lā'tĕnt)
Not manifest, dormant, but potentially discernible.
[L. lateo, pres. p. latens (-ent-), to lie hidden]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Tested horse that has been exposed and latently infected could cause a confusion in clinical evaluation as it may continuously produce the positive result for a long time.
Figure 4 presents the dynamics of the latently infected cells after the introduction of the various control strategies.
Parameters Values [a.sub.1] = Death rate of free virus 2.5d-1 [a.sub.2] = Rate CD4+ T cells become 2.4 x [10.sup.-5] infected with virus [mm.sup.3] [d.sup.-1] [a.sub.3] = Number of free virus 1200 produced by actively infected CD4+ T cells [a.sub.4] = Death rate of actively 0.24[d.sup.-1] infected CD4+ T cells population [a.sub.5] = Source term for 10[d.sup.-1] uninfected CD4+ T cells [mm.sup.-3] [a.sub.6] = Death rate of uninfected (latently infected) CD4+ T cells 0.02[d.sup.-1] population [a.sub.7] = Growth rate of CD4+ T 0.02[d.sup.-1] cells population [a.sub.8] = Maximal population level 1500[mm.sup.-3] of CD4+ T cells [a.sub.9] = Rate latently infected 3 x [10.sup.-3] cells become active [d.sup.-1] In (5.4) the parameters in the cost are give the values
Artificial inoculation by spraying urediospores of CYR 33 onto the surface of seedling leaves of Mingxian 169 was conducted to obtain the latently Pst-infected wheat leaves.
Several novel unclassified agents, such as ZF-VP64 and TALE1VP64, can also significantly reactivate HIV-1 expression from latently infected cells [45, 46].
Public health policies and clinical management for the identification and treatment of latently infected subjects would be improved with a better understanding of the nature of LTBI.
Overall more than 53 million children were estimated to latently harbour the infection.
Furthermore, the status of immunosuppression is complicated by increased HIV mutations and genetic diversity during virus replication, ability of the virus to establish a pool of latently infected [CD4.sup.+]T cells during early stage of infection, failure of neutralizing antibodies to eliminate HIV replication, and failure of viral antigens to induce an effective T cell memory [13-18].
In nature, somatic cells latently possess a dynamic plasticity--the ability to become pluripotent cells--when they are exposed to stimuli or polarized nutrient formats not normally in their environment.
By cloning and sequencing small RNAs from cells latently infected with a member of the herpesvirus family, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), we identified 5 different viral RNAs, presenting the characteristics of miRNAs.