a normally minor form of hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood: usually transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food or water.
a form of hepatitis caused by a virus transmitted in contaminated food or drink
hepatitis A n.
A form of hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum, is transmitted by ingestion of infected food and water, and has a shorter incubation and milder symptoms than hepatitis B. Also called infectious hepatitis.
- Hepatitis-associated antigen
hepatitis-associated antigen n. Abbr. HAA See Australia antigen.
- Hepatitis a virus
hepatitis A virus n. Abbr. HAV 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.