Flu


Flu
Short for influenza. The flu is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract which are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Most people who get the flu recover completely in 1 to 2 weeks, but some people develop serious and potentially life-threatening medical complications, such as pneumonia. Much of the illness and death caused by influenza can be prevented by annual influenza vaccination.
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SYN: influenza.
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fluconazole; flumazenil; flunitrazepam; 5-fluorouracil; fluphenazine; flutamide; fluoxetine

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flu 'flü n
1) INFLUENZA
2) any of several diseases caused by bacteria or viruses and marked esp. by respiratory or intestinal symptoms see INTESTINAL FLU
flu·like -.līk adj

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(floo) popular name for influenza.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • flu — [ flu ] noun uncount * a very common infectious disease that lasts a short time and makes you feel hot or cold, weak, and tired: INFLUENZA: He s in bed with flu. the flu: I ve got the flu …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • flu- — ⇒FLU(O) , FLUOR , (FLU , FLUO )élément de compos. Élém. de compos. toujours vivant, tiré de fluor, servant à construire des termes de chim. dont le signifié a un rapport avec le fluor. I. [Forme flu(o) ] A. [Sert à former des adj. Le 2e élém. est …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flu´id|ly — flu|id «FLOO ihd», noun, adjective. –n. any liquid or gas; something that will flow. Water, mercury, air, and oxygen are fluids. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under liquid. (Cf. ↑liquid) –adj. 1. like a liquid or gas; flowing: »She poured the fluid mass… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flu|id — «FLOO ihd», noun, adjective. –n. any liquid or gas; something that will flow. Water, mercury, air, and oxygen are fluids. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under liquid. (Cf. ↑liquid) –adj. 1. like a liquid or gas; flowing: »She poured the fluid mass of hot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flȕīd — m 〈G flȕida〉 1. {{001f}}a. {{001f}}svaka tvar, kao što je voda ili zrak, koja teče i može poprimiti oblik tijela u kojem se nalazi (tekućina, sok, izlučina, plin) b. {{001f}}〈mn〉 kem. zajednički naziv za tekućine i plinove 2. {{001f}}razg.… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • flu — adj. invar., s.n. 1. adj. invar. (Despre îmbrăcăminte) Vaporos. 2. adj. invar. (Despre imagini) Cu contururi imprecise, estompate. 3. s.n. Efect fotografic care dă evanescenţă contururilor. [Scris şi: flou] – Din fr. flou …   Dicționar Român

  • flu — 1839, flue, shortening of INFLUENZA (Cf. influenza). Spelling flu attested from 1893. For choice of middle syllable, not a common method of shortening in English, Weekley compares tec for detective, scrip for subscription …   Etymology dictionary

  • flü — flü·gel; flü·gel·horn; …   English syllables