hepatitis B surface antigen n.
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 […]
noun, Pathology. 1. a severe form of hepatitis caused by an incomplete virus (delta virus) that links to the hepatitis B virus for its replication.
- Hepatitis delta virus
hepatitis delta virus n. Causative agent of acute or chronic viral hepatitis type D. Also called delta agent, delta antigen.