[par-uh-in-floo-en-zuh] /ˌpær əˌɪn fluˈɛn zə/
noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
an influenzalike respiratory infection of animals and humans, caused by any of several paramyxoviruses.
- Parainfluenza 1 virus
parainfluenza 1 virus par·a·in·flu·en·za 1 virus (pār’ə-ĭn’flōō-ěn’zə) n. A paramyxovirus that causes acute laryngotracheitis in children and, sometimes, in adults. Also called hemadsorption virus type 2.
- Parainfluenza 2 virus
parainfluenza 2 virus n. A paramyxovirus associated with acute laryngotracheitis and croup in young children and minor upper respiratory infections in adults. Also called croup-associated virus.
- Parainfluenza 4 virus
parainfluenza 4 virus n. A paramyxovirus associated with minor respiratory illness in children.
- Parainfluenza 3 virus
parainfluenza 3 virus n. A paramyxovirus associated with pharyngitis, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia in children and with respiratory infections in adults. Also called hemadsorption virus type 1.