the ancient Greek personification of modesty, respect, and shame.
- Aids dementia complex
a brain disorder in people with AIDS that causes severe irreparable memory loss and disorientation, affecting the ability to function in social or work settings. Abbreviation: ADC.
- Aids-related complex
Pathology. a syndrome caused by the AIDS virus and characterized primarily by chronically swollen lymph nodes and persistent fever: sometimes a precursor of AIDS. Abbreviation: ARC. noun See ARC AIDS-related complex n. Abbr. ARC The early manifestations of AIDS in individuals who have not developed deficient immune function, characterized by fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, diarrhea, and […]
- Aids-related virus
a variant of the AIDS virus. Abbreviation: ARV. AIDS-related virus n. Abbr. ARV See HIV.
- Aids virus
a variable retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T cells of the immune system and is a cause of AIDS and AIDS-related complex: variants were identified in several laboratories and independently named lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 (HTLV-3) and AIDS-related virus (ARV) the name human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being subsequently proposed […]