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period

noun age, bout, continuance, course, duration, eon, epoch, era, hitch, interval, juncture, length of time, limited time, point, season, shift, span, spell, stage, stint, stretch, tenure, term, time, time interval, time stretch, tour, while
Associated concepts: period of redemption
See also: age, annum, cycle, date, duration, expiration, life, moratorium, tenure, term, time
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Broers and Lopez-Atilano (1993) suggested high correlation between long latent period and low infection type.
During the next few years, the expectation was no change in the latent period but a delay in death after the onset of AIDS, for survival times of perhaps as much as 3 or 4 years rather than 1 or 2, extending the average time between infection and death to perhaps 12-14 years.
Each has a latent period of 10-20 years and can result in severe discomfort and difficulty breathing.
Latent period for the emergence of cancer and white blood cell deficiency is very long (about 25 years).
This is generally accepted to be a good model for SARS because isolation of symptomatic persons prevented onward transmission of SARS, which indicated that the latent period has limited or no infectivity (15).
The article published in Urology demonstrates that MacaPure(TM) significantly shortened the latent period of erection in rats with erectile dysfunction.
Spores of this pathotype were provided by pathology section of grain department in karj seeds, sapling preparation and amendment research institute after infection of the embryos with mentioned pathotype the latent period, infection type, pustule density and pustule size were measured and compared.
For each infectivity profile, the latent period was [approximately equal to] 1 day, which is at the low end of literature estimates (other researchers have used values of 1-4 days [8,9,24]).
The tumor in our patient was determined to be a radiation-induced mass because it met three criteria for such a diagnosis: (1) radiation had been previously delivered to the site of the new malignancy, (2) the new tumor was histologically distinct from the original primary lesion, and (3) the latent period between the time of radiation exposure and the development of the new malignancy was 5 years or longer.
Finally, the pathophysiology could have a variable latent period from onset in the neonatal period, to early childhood, to pubertal, to early adulthood to late adulthood depending on the toxicant, time of exposure and tissue/organ affected and potentially transgenerational effects.
On the basis if a new study using chronically infected T4 lymphocytes, scientists now say the appearance of HIV envelope material on the surface of these immune cells after infection actually makes them "cytolysis resistant," protected from virus-induced rupture during the latent period.