Mononucleosis is technically called infectious mononucleosis or glandular fever, but is generally referred to as "mono" for short. It occurs primarily between the ages of 10 and 35 years old. When younger children are infected, it causes little or no illness. Such exposure does, however, create an immunity to the disease. Nearly 90% of Americans have antibodies for mononucleosis by age 40. Mono has an incubation period of 30 to 40 days and the symptoms usually last 7 to 14 days but can last for several weeks. The virus can stay alive within the body for several months. The name mononucleosis comes from the fact that the disease distorts the white blood cells, causing them to only have one nucleus. Only a blood test called the mononucleosis spot test can determine if someone has the disease.


The following symptoms can be present with mono, but most likely not all will be. Sore throat, usually red Enlarged lymph nodes in all parts of the body Fever Nausea Loss of appetite Extreme fatigue Enlarged spleen (2/3 of mono patients) Ulceration of the pharynx (sometimes) Swelling of the upper eyelid Trouble breathing Rapid heart beat Red rash on the body (about 15% of mono patients) Oversensitivity to light
mono is usally causerd by kissing.

TO cure this virus, rest.
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known as "the kissing disease" spread through saliva contact. A good way of tracing the chain of sexual activity in your school or workplace
After that huge orgy (aka Prom), no one came to school because they had all mono

i dumped Ted because he had mono..and i sure as hell didnt have it
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that red half zip makes Monos chin look mahoosive

what a chinny chin chin

that chin could cut butter better than a butter knife
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An STD for people who have only got to first base.
Mono is more embarrassing than herpes.
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A term used to describe a masterpiece or something close to or known to be perfection.
It holds the national anthem for the country Namkanda, as lead by president and legend, Kim Namjoon.
1. “The art you have created is a mono!”
2. “How do I look in this dress?”
“You look mono in it, my dear”
“Oh my God marry me
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A mono is just like an (alt or goth) and have similarities also differences, unlike alt or goths they only wear black and white in most of their outfits to resemble their thought of life. And they have a closed personality meaning they do not enjoy including themselves with others. A good example of a mono person is someone who dresses in black and white and acts plain or basic.
That mono boy has some nice shoes!

Is that mono boy depressed?
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It's also Spanish for 'monkey'. The female is 'mona'.
Mira ese tipo, Se parece un jodio mono
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