hepatitis A virus n.
The causative agent of viral hepatitis type A. Also called infectious hepatitis virus.
noun, Pathology. 1. a form of hepatitis caused by a DNA virus (hepatitis B virus, or HBV) that persists in the blood, characterized by a long incubation period: usually transmitted by sexual contact or by injection or ingestion of infected blood or other bodily fluids. noun 1. a form of hepatitis caused by a virus […]
- Hepatitis b core antigen
hepatitis B core antigen n. Abbr. HBcAg A core protein antigen of the hepatitis B virus found on the Dane particle and also in hepatocyte nuclei in hepatitis B infections.
- Hepatitis b e antigen
hepatitis B e antigen n. Abbr. HBe, HBeAg A core protein antigen of the hepatitis B virus distinct from both the surface and core antigens.
- Hepatitis b surface antigen
hepatitis B surface antigen n. Abbr. HBsAg An antigen of the small spherical and filamentous forms of hepatitis B antibodies that is also present on the Dane particle.