latent period


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latent period

[′lāt·ənt ¦pir·ē·əd]
(medicine)
Any stage of an infectious disease in which there are no clinical signs of symptoms of the infection.
(physiology)
The period between the introduction of a stimulus and the response to it.
(virology)
The initial period of phage growth after infection during which time virus nucleic acid is manufactured by the host cell.
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Table 2--Average incubation and latent periods (days) for brown rot and number of conidia produced (x [10.sup.4]) [mL.sup.-1] by Monilinia fructicola (isolate ISMf1) and M.
Caption: Figure 8: Predicted growth curve of phage P-1 using the 4-parameter sigmoidal function to obtain latent period (21 min), rise period (27 min), and burst size (224 virions per infected cell).
All aggressiveness criteria (Table 2) were not correlated with both form or size of zoosporangia (Table 3) (r=-0.135 and r=-0.123 for percentage infection, r=0.053 and r=0.056 for latent period, r=0.179and r=-0.250 for sporulation density and r=-0.127 and r=0.170 for hypocotyl length), and length or width of sporangiophore (Table 3) (r=-0.123 and r=0.215 for percentage infection, r=0.064 and r=-0.207 for latent period, r=-0.277 and r=0.044 for sporulation density and r = 0.117 and r=-0.041 for hypocotyl length).
There was also decreased latent period when induced with prostaglandin E2.
This long span is a particular strength of the review, the authors noted, "because most cancers have a latent period of years or even decades.
Experimental unit was observed daily for grafting success, disease transmission and symptom development; latent period and disease severity till the end of experiment (90 days after grafting) using the disease scale described by Akhtar et al.
Li and Fang (see [7]) studied the global stability of an age-structured SEIR model with infectivity in latent period. Yi et al.
" We are in a latent period where many think it's cool, but 15 years later, when paranoia will hit these " users", there will be many problems.
The resistance is evaluated by resistance parts like infection type, latent period, pustule size and pustule density by different methods.
The latent period between herald bleed and exsanguination has an average duration of ten hours (1).
"The 'latent period' of many dementing processes--that is, the period of time where damage is occurring to the brain completely without any symptoms--can be many years to decades," Dr.
Gavin Fergie, Unite/CPHVA professional officer said: 'It is sad that the BMC has gone into this latent period, but it is a realistic response to the current climate and the lack of resources.'