from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A viral pneumonia that can progress to respiratory failure and is often characterized by high fever, malaise, dry cough, and shortness of breath.
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- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
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- n. a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
s(evere) a(cute) r(espiratory) s(yndrome).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)