A virus of the genus Papillomavirus, certain strains of which cause skin and genital warts in humans or are associated with various cancers, including cancers of the cervix, vagina, and larynx.
noun 1. a species of virus that causes genital warts. Abbreviation: HPV. noun 1. any one of a class of viruses that cause tumours, including warts, in humans. Certain strains infect the cervix and have been implicated as a cause of cervical cancer HPV human papilloma virus n. Abbr. HPV A DNA virus of the […]
noun 1. See under . noun 1. Pathology. a mild infection, most often seen in children or young adults, caused by a small virus ((the human parvovirus B19)) and marked by a blotchy rash on the cheeks, arms, and legs. noun 1. a mild infectious disease of childhood, caused by a virus, characterized by fever […]
- Human placental lactogen
human placental lactogen n. Abbr. HPL A hormone that is isolated from human placentas, that has a biological activity that weakly mimics the activity of somatropin and prolactin, and that is secreted into maternal circulation. Also called chorionic growth hormone-prolactin, human chorionic somatomammotropic hormone, placental growth hormone.
- Human plasma protein fraction
human plasma protein fraction n. A sterile solution of selected proteins removed by fractionation from the blood plasma of adult human donors and used to augment blood volume.