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Attenuated

(Science: microbiology, virology) to reduce the virulence (infectivity) of a pathogenic microorganism.


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by biohazard
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:36 pm
 
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Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
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Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... what is the term that is used for when a virus is not in a host, just hanging out looking to mug one? Is it 'dormant'? Also, what does the term 'attenuated' mean in terms of vaccines? Does it mean inactive (dead) or simply a less virulent strain in some way? Many thanks! 'Dormant' is quite a ...

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:48 am
 
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Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

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by Julie5
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
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