hepatitis B core antigen n.
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.
- Hepatitis b vaccine
hepatitis B vaccine n. Abbr. HB A vaccine prepared from the inactivated surface antigen of the hepatitis B virus and used to immunize against hepatitis B.
noun, Pathology. 1. a form of hepatitis with clinical effects similar to those of hepatitis B, caused by a blood-borne retrovirus (hepatitis C virus) that may be of the hepatitis non-A, non-B type. noun 1. a form of hepatitis caused by a virus that is transmitted in the same ways as that responsible for hepatitis […]